Marching Band: Stevenson Instrumental Music Program

 

Titans Marching Band

Stevenson MarchersThe Stevenson High School Marching Band is proud to have built a long tradition of excellence. The band performs annually at MSBOA Festival and Utica Community Schools' Band-a-Rama and has participated at regional marching activites throughout Metropolitan Detroit. While away from Michigan, the SHS Marching Band has performed in Orlando & Miami and Washington, DC. The band represents Stevenson High School in Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA.

 


Marching Band Items:


 

TENTATIVE / PLANNED 2021-22 Marching Band Key Dates
Due now: Online Registration
On or before Wed, June 9 Complete payment of $125 fee
Wed, Jun. 9 Spring Rehearsal @ SHS, 12:30 - 2 PM
On or before Fri, Jul. 16 Order and Purchase attire items
On or before Wed, Aug. 11 Return MHSAA Physical Form
On or before Wed, Aug. 11 Complete Marching Contract online
Wed, Aug. 11 - Fri, Aug. 13 Camp I @ SHS, 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Mon, Aug. 16 - Fri, Aug. 20 Camp II @ SHS, 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Sat, Aug. 21 Parent Show rehearsal @ SHS, 8:30 AM - 12 PM
Sat, Aug. 21 Parent Show @ Runkel Field, 12 PM
Tue, Aug 31 Full Band Rehearsal @ SHS, 5:45 - 8 PM
Fri, Sep 3 Home football game, 5 PM
Tue, Sep 7 Full Band Rehearsal @ SHS, 5:45 - 9 PM
Tue, Sep 14 Full Band Rehearsal @ SHS, 5:45 - 9 PM
Tue, Sep 21 Full Band Rehearsal @ SHS, 5:45 - 9 PM
Fri, Sep 24 Home football game (homecoming), 5 PM
Tue, Sep 28 Full Band Rehearsal @ SHS, 5:45 - 9 PM
Sun, Oct 3 Mini Camp I @ SHS, 9:45 AM - 4 PM
Tue, Oct 5 Full Band Rehearsal @ SHS, 5:45 - 9 PM
Fri, Oct 8 Home football game, 5 PM
Sat, Oct 9 Chippewa Valley Invitational, TBA
Sun, Oct 10 Mini Camp II @ SHS, 11:45 AM
Sun, Oct 10 UCS Band-a-Rama @ Utica HS, TBA
Tu 10/12 OR W 10/13 Run Show @ SHS, 2:25 - 3 PM
Tu 10/12 or W 10/13 MSBOA Marching Festival, TBA
Tue, Oct 19 Tuesday Night Lights w/ Junior Highs, TBA
Tue, Dec 14 Indoor rehearsal @ SHS, 3:15 - 4:15 PM
Thu, Dec 16 Stevenson Winter Concert, TBA
Mon, Dec 20 Marching Band Banquet, 6:30 PM

 

Possible football playoff games: Oct 29 or 30, Nov 5 or 6, Nov 12 or 13, Nov 20, Nov 27
Away football games: Aug 27, Sep 10, Sep 17, Oct 1, Oct 15, Oct 22

Click here for a PDF version of the 2021-22 calendar for printing (last updated 6/14/2021)


Registration & Payments for the
2021-22 Stevenson Marching Band

There are 5 steps to complete in order to be fully registered and cleared to participate in Marching Band:

  1. Completion of registration form (due Earth Day - April 22)
  2. Order and purchase required apparel items (due July 16)
  3. Complete payment of marching band fee (due June 9)
  4. Obtain a sports physical, then complete and return the MHSAA Physical form, with all sections filled out, between April 15 and August 11 (due August 11)
  5. Download and read the 2021-22 Marching Band Handbook, then submit the Marching Band Contract online (due August 11)

 

Step 1: Online (only) Registration Form - Due April 22, 2021

Required to be completed by all members wishing to be part of the 2021-22 Marching Band:

  • Reserves your theme T-shirt
  • Identifies instrumentation
  • Secures your spot in the marching drill / front line position
  • Collects contact info should there be an urgent communication need
  • To be completed by a parent/guardian

→ Click here (www.stevensonbands.org/2021MarchingBand) to register

 

Step 2: Order and purchase required apparel items (online payments only) - Due July 16, 2021

  • Step 2A) All Marching Band members, except Colorguard, are REQUIRED to own the following items for the season:
  • Purchased through the band (only):
  • Marching Band Shoes (cost: $40)
  • Navy blue performance t-shirt (cost: $20 - $22)

→ www.stevensonbands.org/2021MarchingBandPayments

 

  • Step 2B) In addition, all Marching Band members, including Colorguard, must own a pair of white shorts that are worn as part of a summer uniform. These shorts are purchased on your own (the sooner, the better!).
  • Requirements for summer uniform white shorts:
  • No stripes – must be solid white
  • No athletic-style shorts (no elastic waistbands)
  • Clean / professional appearance (no rips, stains, minimal wrinkling)
  • Mid-thigh length or longer
  • Comfortable fit / do not hinder ability to march
  • Suggestions for Summer Uniform White Shorts:
  • Flat khaki-style strongly preferred over cargo-style (minimal pockets)
  • Shop early! White shorts are harder to find in July & August vs. spring and early summer
  • Online stores may have a better selection
  • White short examples (find the retailer/style/brand that works best for you):
  • Men's
  • Women's

 

Step 3: Pay $125 Marching Band Fee (online payments only) - Due June 9, 2021

Required to be completed by all members wishing to be part of the 2021-22 Marching Band:

  • Helps offset costs of hiring instructors, purchase of show music, and other items for the season that support the students
  • Includes Theme T-Shirt and white performance gloves (certain sections)

→ www.stevensonbands.org/2021MarchingBandPayments

 

Step 4: Completion of sports physical and completion/return of MHSAA physical form - Due August 11, 2021

REQUIRED to be completed by all members wishing to be part of the 2021-22 Marching Band. Mandatory current-year physicals are a UCS rule for the safety of all members of the Marching Band and must be completed and turned in by August 11, 2021. This rule applies to all UCS marching bands, summer camps, and athletic-related activities (note: if the student has already completed a physical in 2021, it must be dated after April 15th).

  • Click below to download the MSHAA Physical form for printing at home:
  • → MHSAA Physical Form (pdf)

  • Where to turn in completed forms:
  • Place completed form in the Blue Box in the Stevenson Band Room
  • Scan completed form and send to the e-mail in Schoology
  • Mail completed form to street address in Schoology

 

Step 5: Download and read the Marching Band Handbook, then complete and return the Marching Band contract online - Due August 11, 2021

Required to be completed by all members wishing to be part of the 2021-22 Marching Band.

 

 


Resources for the 2021-22 Stevenson Marching Band

 

  • 2021-22 Marching Band Paper Forms: Click to download and print at home.
  • 2021-22 Titans Color Guard Packet: Click below to download and print at home.

Receiving Physical Education Flex Credit for completing 2 full seasons of Marching Band: A student may be able to waive the graduation requirement of 1/2 credit of Physical Education (gym class) following the completion of two seasons of Marching Band between 9th and 12th grades. In addition to 100% participation, the proper paperwork must be completed, signed by Mr. Sekich, and returned to the counseling department to complete eligibility.

 

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A history of recent Marching Band Shows
2021: Music Tiime Capsule 2020: Behind the Mask
2019: The Music of Queen 2018: Super Bowl Halftime Hits
2017: Wizards & Magic 2016: Friends
2015: Heart of a Hero 2014: Once Upon a Time
2013: Vegas, Baby! 2012: Welcome to the Jungle
2011: Road Trip USA! 2010: The Piano Man Show
2009: Les Miserables 2008: Motown USA
2007: The Beatles 2006: Hollywood Highlights
2005: Jeckyll & Hyde 2004: The Mask of Zorro
2003: Disney Fantasmic 2002: Jesus Christ Superstar
2001: Aaron Copland 2000: West Side Story
1999: Star Wars 1998: Big Band Jazz
1997: Western Show 1996: Beethoven Show
1995: James Bond 1994: Fiddler on the Roof
1993: Broadway Show 1992: Cartoon Show

2018-19 Stevenson Marching Band

2018-19 Stevenson Titans Marching Band


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