Marching Band: Stevenson Instrumental Music Program


Titans Marching Band

Stevenson MarchersThe Stevenson High School Marching Band is proud to have built a long and consistent 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 and Southeastern Michigan.

Traveling 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:


2024-25 Marching Band Calendar (under construction!)
March 2024
Mon Mar 18, 7PM Kickoff Meeting @ SHS
April 2024
Tue Apr 11, 5:30 - 6:30PM Color Guard Clinic I
Tue Apr 16, 5PM Drum Major / Section Leader Auditions
Tue Apr 18, 5:30 - 6:30PM Color Guard Clinic II
May 2024
June 2024
Wed June 5, 12 - 2 PM First Rehearsal @ SHS
July 2024
Jul 7 - 12 CMU Drum Major / Guard Captain Camp
August 2024
Thu, Aug 1 Final payment of marching band fee due
Mon Aug 5 - Fri Aug 9 Home Camp
Sun Aug 11 - Thu Aug 15 Away Camp @ Michindoh
Tue Aug 27, 6-8pm Marching Band Rehearsal
Thu, Aug 29 Home Football vs. Novi
September 2024
Mon, Sep 2 Romeo Peach Festival Parade
Tue Sep 3, 6-9pm Marching Band Rehearsal
Fri, Sep 6 Home Football vs. Utica
Tue Sep 10, 6-9pm Marching Band Rehearsal
Tue Sep 17, 6-9pm Marching Band Rehearsal
Fri, Sep 20 Home Football vs. Dakota
Tue Sep 24, 6-9pm Marching Band Rehearsal
Fri, Sep 27 Home Football vs. Ike
October 2024
Tue Oct 1, 6-9pm Marching Band Rehearsal
* Tentative * Sat, Oct 5 Troy Athens Invitational Performance
* Tentative * Sun, Oct 6, 1-5pm Mini Home Camp I
Tue, Oct 8, 6-9pm Marching Band Rehearsal
* Tentative * Sun, Oct 13 Mini Home Camp II & UCS Band-A-Rama @ SHS
Tue Oct 15, 5-6:30pm Marching Band Rehearsal
* Tentative * Wed, Oct 16 MSBOA Marching Band Festival
Fri, Oct. 18 Home Football vs. LC North
* Tentative* Tue, Oct 22 Tuesday Night Lights w/ Davis & Jeannette
Fri, Oct. 25 Home Football vs. Brother Rice
Away Football Games
9/13 @ Chip Valley  |  10/4 @ Anchor Bay  |  10/11 @ Romeo
2024 MHSAA Football Playoff Schedule
District Semifinals Fri 11/1 or Sat 11/2
District Finals Fri 11/8 or Sat 11/9
Regional Finals Fri 11/15 or Sat 11/16
State Semifinals Sat 11/23
State Finals Sat 11/30, 1 PM @ Ford Field
December 2024
Mon Dec 9, 6 PM Marching Band Banquet @ Century Banquet Center
TBA Marching Band Indoor Music Rehearsal
TBA Stevenson Winter Concert (includes full Marching Band)
Jan or Feb 2024
TBA Cluster Showcase Concert


Click here for a PDF version of the 2024-25 calendar for printing (coming soon)

Registration, Paperwork, and Payments for the 2024-25 Stevenson Marching Band:

There are 7 steps to complete in order to be fully registered and cleared to participate in Marching Band, including attending away camp. Registration will open following our kickoff meeting on March 18, 2024. 

  1. Completion of online registration form
  2. Payment of a $150 non-refundable deposit. Goes toward the $485 fee.
  3. Order and purchase required apparel items
  4. Download and read the 2024-25 Marching Band Handbook, then submit the Marching Band Contract online
  5. Complete and return the Member Medical Information Form
  6. Complete full payment marching band fee. Total of $485, not including apparel.
  7. Obtain a sports physical, then upload the completed MHSAA Physical form to Big Teams, with all sections filled out


Step 1: Complete and submit online Registration Form - Due May 15

Required. To be completed by all prospective 2024-25 Marching Band members:

  • Reserves your theme T-shirt
  • Identifies instrumentation for drill
  • 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

→ Registration Link:


Step 2: Pay a $150 non-refundable deposit - due May 31

Required. To be completed by all Marching Band members:

→ Payment Link:


Step 3: Order and purchase required apparel items - due May 31

  • 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: $48)
  • Navy blue performance t-shirt (cost: $22 - $24)

→ Payment Link:


  • 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


Step 4: Download and read the Marching Band Handbook, then complete and return the Marching Band contract online - Due May 31

Required. To be completed by all Marching Band members:

  • Click below to download the Marching Band Handbook which contains the contract language:
  • → coming soon (pdf)


Step 5: Complete and submit the Member Medical Information Form online - due May 31

Required. To be completed by all Marching Band members:

  • Provides essential information about your student to assist those caring for them during camp weeks
  • Assists with camp logistics and preparation
  • To be completed by a parent/guardian


Step 6: Complete full payment of $485 Marching Band fee - due Aug 1

Required. To be completed by all Marching Band members:

  • Covers the cost of home and away camps
  • Helps offset costs of instructors, purchase of show music, and other items for the season that support all marching band students
  • Includes Theme T-Shirt and white performance gloves (certain sections)

→ Payment Link:


Step 7: Completion/upload of sports physical of MHSAA physical form to BigTeams - Due Aug 1

Required. To be completed by all Marching Band members:

Mandatory current-year physicals are a UCS rule for the safety of all members of the Marching Band and must be completed and uploaded to Big Teams by August 1, 2024 - the Thursday before home camp. This rule applies to all UCS marching bands, summer camps, and athletic-related activities (note: all physicals must have been completed on or after April 15th, 2024).



Resources for the 2024-25 Stevenson Marching Band


  • MHSAA Physical Form: Click to download and print at home.
    • Complete on paper, upload to Big Teams
  • 2024 Home Camp Info: Click to download and print at home.
    • coming soon (pdf)
  • 2024 Away Camp Schedule: Click to download and print at home.
    • coming soon (pdf)
  • 2024 Away Camp Packing Info: Click to download and print at home.
    • coming soon (pdf)
  • 2024-25 Titans Color Guard Packet: Click below to download and print at home.
    • coming soon (pdf)
  • 2024-25 Titans Drumline Technique & Exercise Packet: Click below to download and print at home.
    • coming soon (pdf)

Hydration Information for all Marching Band Students

It is critically important to have a proper water container available during marching band activities - throughout the season.

Having their own water source helps ensure the marcher has access to get the hydration they need in the most safe, effective, and hygienic way possible.

1/2 gallon or 1 gallon water jugs as pictured below can be found at retailers such as Target,, Walmart, and more. Every marcher should have one!

water jug

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 the band director, and returned to the counseling department to complete eligibility.


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A history of recent Marching Band Shows
2024: ???????????  
2023: Nightmare in the Shadows 2022: Return to Broadway
2021: Rock of Ages 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: James Bond
1995: Beethoven Show 1994: Fiddler on the Roof
1993: Broadway Show 1992: Cartoon Show


Updated  June 18, 2023

2018-19 Stevenson Marching Band

2018-19 Stevenson Titans Marching Band