News: Stevenson Instrumental Music Program

NYC 2019 Trip Information!

Here is much of the information that was shared at the Trip Meeting on Thursday, November 15th.

  1. Travel Contract & Requirements: Every student wishing to go on the NYC trip must complete and return this contract that contains the school academic, behavior, and financial requirements. Place them, when completed, in the envelope on Mr. Sekich's office window.
  2. NYC 2019 Trip Package: contains the itinerary, pricing (as of today), and instructions on how to register for the trip, including date requirements.


A few important items to note:

  • No student account payments can be applied towards the first payment. Travelers must register online only with Bob Rogers Travel using a credit card
  • Regarding the itinerary: This is the first version - plan on minor adjustments as the trip gets closer. The main activities should stay the same
  • FYI: At times, students will be in groups of their fellow students (without an adult chaperone) exploring NYC. It is up to each parent to decide if their student is mature enough to be without direct adult supervision at certain times during the trip
  • FYI: There are no on-duty medical professionals in our group. Students are expected to have and take any required medicines on their own
  • Family members are welcome to travel with the group. Mr. Sekich will make the final determination of which adults that are on the trip are chaperones
  • There are absolutely NO refunds of any kind through Bob Rogers Travel or the Stevenson Band Boosters! Purchasing travel insurance is strongly recommended



Marching Band Banquet Tickets on sale thru 11/30. Banquet is Mon 12/10

2018 Marching Band Banquet RSVP & Payment

Please join us and celebrate the accomplishments of the Stevenson High School Titans Marching Band at the annual Marching Band Banquet

All tickets will be sold online only using either an e-check or credit/debit card.‚Äč

Visit to RSVP and purchase tickets

Note: Physical tickets will not be issued for this event - your name will be checked off a list when you arrive at the banquet.

Marching Banquet FAQ:

  • Who attends?
    - The vast majority of Marching Band members choose to attend - all members are invited no matter which school you attend. Parents are also invited and many attend too. We kindly suggest that due to limited space, siblings that are not in the band stay at home
  • What do we wear?
    - Business casual is fine. Some students, especially seniors, enjoy dressing up
  • What happens at the Marching Banquet?
    - In addition to sharing a delicious meal, each section of the Marching Band will present Section Awards, there will be a number of gift baskets that will be raffled off, and a 50/50 drawing (tickets for both are cash-only). We will also revisit the successful 2018 Marching Season. It's a great night!
  • What are the seating arrangements?
    - Band members sit together in one half of the hall, adults sit together in the other half. First-come, first-served seating except for a couple reserved tables for staff members
  • Anything else?
    - Yep! First-year Marchers will receive their Varsity Letters and a First-Division medals. Returning members will receive their chevrons. Everyone that ordered a panoramic Marching Band Photo by Nov. 16 will be able to pick them up



Marching Band Group Photo Orders due 11/16

Photo Proof

Group Picture

  • Orders due Friday, November 16
  • Online orders only - no Blue Box!
  • Photos are 10" x 30"
  • Proof is not finished product - PROOF will be removed


It's time to order your commemorative photo of the 2018-19 Stevenson Titans Marching Band! You have the choice of ordering your photo(s) either plain ($12) or laminated ($15). Deadline to order is Friday, November 16th for anticipated delivery at the Marching Band Banquet in December.


New procedure to order this year: All orders MUST be completed online at the link below using a credit/debit card or e-check. No cash, no paper checks, no money orders (no paper forms) will be accepted!


Place your order at:


Normally use cash? Prepaid and gift cards are readily available at many retailers in the area



Class of 2019 - Graduation ceremony announced

Attention seniors!

The graduation ceremony for the Class of 2019 will take place on Sunday, June 9th at the O'Rena on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester Hills.

The ceremony begins at 11:00 AM

Underclassmen: Once plans are solidified, watch for an announcement on what will be happening with a graduation band!



Alert: Student online playing sample submissions


Mr. Sekich is requiring students to electronically submit playing samples to him. We will be using Charms for this --

To kick this off, all Charms accounts were reset today to their default passwords to allow students access to their accounts for the purpose of being able to submit their playing samples to Mr. Sekich.

Due to the current limitations of the Charms system, it is only possible to have one password per account -- families will need to share their password with each other!


Click here to download the document with instructions on how to log in to Charms and send a playing sample to Mr. Sekich.



Marching Band to be recognized on Mon Nov. 12

Utica Community Schools will recognize the Marching Band for their successful 2018 season at the next School Board meeting on Monday, November 12th at 7 PM.

All Marching Band members and their parents/guardians are invited and encouraged to attend!!

The meeting will be held at the UCS Instructional Resource Center (IRC), located at 14201 Canal Road in Sterling Heights (between Schoenherr & Saal).

While encouraged and appreciated (as a visual display to the School Board of the support our famalies have for Marching Band), attendance is not required. Thank you!

Please note that parking can be a challenge at these meetings - plan on arriving about 30 minutes early. Also, Canal Road has been under construction in front of the IRC - traffic patterns may be different than you expect.



11/15 6:30pm - New York Trip Meeting

Good Afternoon,

We have VERY exciting news! We are able to announce and release our upcoming NYC trip prices and meeting date!

Our NYC trip will take place on Thursday, May 23rd until Sunday, May 26th. We will be flying non-stop with Delta airlines! (this means more time for kids to enjoy the NYC experience!) We have LIMITED space available. This trip is open to family members as well! (adult pricing will be given November 15th). This trip will be a first come first serve opportunity. All payments will be online again this year through Bob Rogers Travel.

The estimated price per student is $1,499. This is a GREAT price which includes air, food, theater tickets, special attractions TBA with a superb hotel in TIMES SQUARE with bus transportation to and from the airport while in NYC. This also includes a Broadway Instrumental Music Workshop with a Broadway Conductor and vocalist that the band will perform in a NYC recording studio!

WE WILL BE MEETING ON NOVEMBER 15TH, AT 6:30PM IN THE SHS BAND ROOM WITH OUR BOB ROGERS CONTACT, JEFF MCCLAIN. Please mark your calendar for this exciting event! We will be going over fundraising opportunities to alleviate the trip cost for your student.

Parents - be sure to join our private Band Travel Facebook group -- updates for the trip will be posted in that group so they are targeted only towards those interested in the trip:

Mr. Sekich



After school rehearsals for 2nd & 3rd hours

To help prepare for the Holiday Concert, students in Mr. Sekich's 2nd & 3rd Hours will be practicing together after school on:

  • Wed, Nov 7: 2:20-3:30pm
  • Wed, Nov 14: 2:20-3:30pm
  • Tue, Nov 20: 2:20-3:30pm (moved to in-school, 3rd hour)
  • Tue, Nov 27: 2:20-3:30pm
  • Mon, Dec 3: 2:20-3:25pm
  • Wed, Dec 5: 2:20pm - ?

Note: The entire Marching Band has a rehearsal on Monday December 3rd at 3:30pm

These rehearsals are part of the prep for the Concert at SHS on December 5th at 7pm



Fall Fundraisers have launched!

Fall 2018 Fundraising 



Thank you for your participation. Our Fall Fundraisers have closed.



50% Off '18 Marching Theme Shirts

Clearance sale on remaining 2018 Marching Band Theme Shirts

Take 50% off the remaining stock of 2018 Marching Band Theme shirts with the discount code "Sekich" at checkout. Visit:

Delivery will be in the SHS Band Room



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