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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:


 

Preliminary 2023-24 Marching Band Calendar (updated 1/5/2023)
February 2023
Thu, Feb 2, 7 PM Kickoff Meeting- Stevenson Band Room
Tue, Feb 7, 6-7 PM Color Guard Clinic 1
Tue, Feb 7, 7-8 PM Color Guard Parent Meeting
Thu, Feb 16, 6-7 PM Color Guard Clinic 2
March 2023
June 2023
Tue, June 6 Due: Orders for required apparel items
Tue, June 6 Due: Online submission of Marching Band Contract
Wed, June 7, 12 PM Full Band Rehearsal- Stevenson Band Room
Wed, June 7 In-person submission of Member Medical Information form (on paper)
Tue, June 13, 9 AM Orientation: Flutes/Clarinets/Saxes & Horns
Tue, June 13, 11 AM Orientation: Trumpets/Low Brass
TBA Summer Sectionals begin for Color Guard
TBA Summer Sectionals begin for Drumline & Frontline
July 2023
TBA Summer Sectionals begin for winds
August 2023
Fri Aug 4 Final payment of full Marching Band Fee
Sun Aug 6 Submission of MHSAA physical forms (online only)
M Aug 7 - F Aug 11 Home Camp, 8:30 AM - 4 PM
Su Aug 13 - Th Aug 17 Away Camp @ Michindoh
Tue Aug 29 First Day of School
Tue Aug 29, 6 - 8 PM Full Band Rehearsal
September 2023
Mon, Sep 4 Peach Festival Parade (save the date)
Tue Sep 5, 6 - 9 PM Full Band Rehearsal
Fri Sep 8 Home football game vs. Romeo
Sun, Sep 10 Richmond Good Old Days Parade (save the date)
Tue Sep 12, 6 - 9 PM Full Band Rehearsal
Fri Sep 15 Home football game vs. Dakota
Tue Sep 19, 6 - 9 PM Full Band Rehearsal
Tue Sep 26, 6 - 9 PM Full Band Rehearsal
Tue Sep 26, 8:40 PM Parent Show
Fri Sep 29 Home football game vs. Chippewa Valley
Sat Sep 30 Marching Band Invitational (save the date)
October 2023
Sun Oct 1 UCS Band-a-Rama (save the date)
Sun Oct 1 Mini Home Camp I (time TBA)
Tue Oct 3, 6 - 9 PM Full Band Rehearsal
Sat Oct 7 Marching Band Invitational (save the date)
Sun, Oct 8 UCS Band-a-Rama (save the date)
Sun Oct 8 Mini Home Camp II (time TBA)
Tue Oct 10, 2:30 PM Pre-Festival Walkthrough (tentative)
Tue Oct 10, 6 - 8 PM Full Band Rehearsal (tentative)
Tue Oct 10 MSBOA Marching Band Festival (tentative)
Wed Oct 11, 2:30 PM Pre-Festival Walkthrough (tentative)
Wed Oct 11 MSBOA Marching Band Festival (tentative)
Fri Oct 13 Home football game vs. Fraser (Senior Night)
Tue, Oct 17 Tuesday Night Lights
Away Football Games
Fridays @ 7 PM 8/25 @ Novi; Thu 8/31 or Fri 9/1 @ SCS Lakeview; 9/22 @ Ike; 10/6 @ Anchor Bay; 10/20 @ Roch. Adams
2023 MHSAA Football Playoff Schedule
District Semifinals Fri Oct 27 or Sat Oct 28
District Finals Fri Nov 3 or Sat Nov 4
Regional Finals Fri Nov 10 or Sat Nov 11
State Semifinals Sat Nov 18, 1 PM
State Finals Sat Nov 25, 1 PM @ Ford Field
November 2023
Thu Nov 23 America's Thanksgiving Parade (save the date)
December 2023
TBA, 3:30 - 4:30 PM Indoor Concert Rehearsal
TBA Stevenson Winter Concert
Mon Dec 18, 6:30 PM Marching Band Banquet

 

Click here for a PDF version of the 2023-24 calendar for printing (coming soon)


Registration, Paperwork, and Payments for the 2023-24 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:

  1. Completion of online registration form (due Wed March 1, 2023)
  2. Payment of a $150 non-refundable deposit (due Wed March 1, 2023)
  3. Order and purchase required apparel items (due Tue June 6, 2023)
  4. Download and read the 2023-24 Marching Band Handbook, then submit the Marching Band Contract online (due Tue June 6, 2023)
  5. Complete and return the Member Medical Information Form (due Wed June 7, 2023)
  6. Complete full payment marching band fee (due Fri Aug 4, 2023)
  7. Obtain a sports physical, then upload the completed MHSAA Physical form to Big Teams, with all sections filled out (due Sun August 6, 2023)

 

Step 1: Complete and submit online Registration Form - due Wednesday, March 1st, 2023

Required. To be completed by all prospective 2023-24 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: www.stevensonbands.org/2023marchingband

 

Step 2: Pay a $150 non-refundable deposit - due Wednesday, March 1st, 2023

Required. To be completed by all prospective 2023-24 Marching Band members:

→ Payment Link: www.stevensonbands.org/2023marchingbandpayments

 

Step 3: Order and purchase required apparel items - due Tuesday, June 6th, 2023

  • 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: $45)
  • Navy blue performance t-shirt (cost: $22 - $24)

→ Payment Link: www.stevensonbands.org/2023marchingbandpayments

 

  • 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 Tuesday, June 6th, 2023

Required. To be completed by all prospective 2023-24 Marching Band members:

 

Step 5: Complete and return the Member Medical Information Form - due Wednesday, June 7th, 2023

Required. To be completed by all prospective 2023-24 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
  • Where to turn in completed medical information forms:
  • Bring it with you to the June 7th rehearsal
  • 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 6: Complete full payment of Marching Band fee - due Friday, August 4th, 2023

Required. To be completed by all prospective 2023-24 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: www.stevensonbands.org/2023marchingbandpayments

 

Step 7: Completion of sports physical and upload of MHSAA physical form to BigTeams - Due Sunday, August 6th, 2023

Required. To be completed by all prospective 2023-24 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 6, 2023 - the Sunday before home camp. This rule applies to all UCS marching bands, summer camps, and athletic-related activities (note: if the student has already completed a physical in 2023, it must have be dated after April 15th, 2023).

  • Use Big Teams to upload your completed physical forms to Stevenson HS:
  • Same system as used by athletics
  • Students and Parents need to create their own accounts
  • Detailed instructions coming in April

 

 


Resources for the 2023-24 Stevenson Marching Band

 

  • 2023 Away Camp Schedule: Click to download and print at home.
  • 2023-24 Titans Color Guard Packet: Click below to download and print at home.
  • 2023-24 Titans Drumline Welcome & Clinic 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
2023: to be announced 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: 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