News: Stevenson Instrumental Music Program

Marching Band Banquet Information

Marching Banquet Tickets on Sale through December 10th

The annual celebration of our Marching Band members will take place Monday, December 16th at the Century Banquet Center (Maple Lane just north of 14 Mile).


Purchase tickets online only at (advance sales only so we can provide the hall with an accurate count):

Visit and look for "Marching Band Banquet"

  • All attendees must purchase a ticket - including Marching Band members Doors to the banquet hall will open at about 5:45 PM or so with dinner served at roughly 6:30 PM
  • Seating is first-come, first-served / general admission
  • Attire is business casual, however some students opt to dress up This event is for Marching Band members and their parents/guardians. Younger siblings especially will likely not enjoy this activity


Raffle Basket Donations Requested

This year the Boosters thought we would try something different. Instead of assigning a basket to each section, we thought we would create a list of items for baskets which were favorites in the past and let the families pick what they would like to donate.

We also wanted to give all of those Black Friday shoppers a chance to know what to shop for!

All donations are needed no later than December 6, 2019 so the baskets can be assembled.


Where to get the list of requested items and sign up to contribute:

Visit and look for the "Band Banquet Raffle Basket Donation" signup


Donation drop-off info: Items other than gift cards should be placed in the donation bins in the band room. All gift card and lottery ticket donations are to be put in the blue box in the band room.

Thank you for your support!


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Info for Marching Band Members: Sat 11/23

General Info & Timeline
Saturday, November 23

  • Bus transportation will be available to and from SHS for all Marching Band students. Band members must enter the stadium at Athens together for free admission.
  • Bring spending money should you wish to purchase items from the Troy Athens concession stand (hot chocolate, food, etc). Everyone should eat before they arrive at SHS.
  • Flutes/piccolos, clarinets, trumpets, ALL saxophones (altos and tenors), mellophones, baritones, trombones: bring your instruments in their cases with you and leave your cases on the bus during the game. Tubas and percussion only on the truck. Do not leave items of value on the bus (wallets, purses, backpacks, etc)!


There are just 16 games across the state of Michigan on Saturday in the 11-player football playoffs. There will be many more members of the media (with their cameras) present at the game.

As always, we want to look and act our best as representatives of Stevenson High School and Utica Community Schools. We will be in uniform for the game (think of this as a dress rehearsal of sorts for Ford Field, if that becomes necessary with a Titans win).

Bringing blankets and jackets that fit over your uniform is STRONGLY recommended for when we are in the bleachers. The forecast is for temperatures to be in the mid-30s. There is a chance for precipitation in the morning and snow flurries in the afternoon. Plan to be outside in the weather for several hours.



Full uniform – but instead of your bucket hats, substitute either a winter hat and/or a Santa hat! Marching shoes since we will be marching at halftime. Gloves are ok. If you still have your white gloves from Festival, those are preferred (but not required) while on the field. You do not need replacement white gloves if you’ve lost yours (we need to have enough should we perform at Ford Field).

Drumline / frontline: Normal uniform as throughout the season. Dress in layers. You are also welcome to wear a winter / Santa hat.

Guard: Follow instructions given to you by Coach Jenna / Coach Dee.



11:00 AM: Call time at SHS, load truck

11:30 AM: Load buses, depart for Troy Athens

12:00 PM: Arrive at Troy Athens, to visitor bleachers to make sure we have a spot together (as the visiting team we do not have any pregame playing responsibilities).

1:00 PM: Kickoff – Stevenson vs. Davison (spectator admission is $8.00)

Marching at Halftime: “Opener” & “Crazy”

Postgame TBA: We will adapt and adjust to the situation. Load buses and truck, return to SHS

Approx 4:30 PM: Return to Stevenson (assistance needed to unload truck)


NOTE: Marching Band students may travel directly home from the game with a parent instead of riding a bus back to SHS. You must provide a written note as you are loading the bus at SHS in the morning. You are responsible for the coordination of getting your instrument and its case home with you and then back to SHS on Monday. Assume the buses will be locked during game.

Snaking the Halls
Friday, November 22

Marching Band students will be Snaking the Halls as usual on Friday afternoon.

Mr. Sekich will request that SHS students be dismissed from their 6th Hour classes (with teacher approval) at 1:20 PM.

Students coming from another school to participate should be at SHS by 1:30.

VERY IMPORTANT FOR NON-SHS STUDENTS: Because the game is on Saturday, you will have to find a way home once Stevenson is dismissed at 2:14 PM. You cannot stay inside at SHS past 2:30 PM.


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Info for Marching Band Members: Friday 11/15

Friday Nov. 15 Playoff Information

Good Morning!

The Titans Football Team will be hosting the Cass Tech Technicians this Friday at 7pm at SHS! It WILL be the final home football game of 2019 (promise) - however there is a still a chance for two more games at neutral sites on Saturday 11/23 at 1 PM (Division 1 Semifinals) & Saturday 11/30 at 1 PM (Division 1 Finals at Ford Field) that the band may travel to at Mr. Sekich's discretion.

The Marching Band WILL be snaking the halls again this Friday. Same timeline, rules in effect. 1:20pm released from SHS classes. Junior High members must get an early dismissal from their parents and arrange your own transportation.

Call time will be 5:00pm for game time - the Boosters will be providing pizza. Like last week, you may bring blankets, hats, etc and place them in the bleachers before 5:45pm where you sit. Music rehearsal is at 6:10pm sharp.

Have a great week! GO TITANS!

Timeline for Friday, November 15

  • 1:20: Stevenson Marching Band students dismissed from 6th hour classes to snake the halls. Marchers from other schools should arrive by 1:30 PM
  • 1:45: Snake the halls
  • 2:14: Stevenson dismissal
    DUE TO THE ANTICIPATED WEATHER & FIELD CONDITIONS, THERE WILL BE NO UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS GAME. Please wear items that you can stay warm in (boots, hats, scarves, gloves, etc). The Marching Band WILL NOT march at halftime, but instead stand and play.
  • 5:00: Call time / pizza available by 5:15 PM
  • 5:30 – 6:00: Marching Band members can bring extra items such as blankets to the bleachers to stay warm with during game. Okay to "wear" blankets pregame!
  • 6:15: Warmup and Music rehearsal in West Gym
  • 6:30: March to track for pregame using regular stadium gate (due to snow on the ground, there will be no cadencing around baseball field)
  • 6:40: Fight Song, drumline plays for student section
  • 6:55: Fight Song as team comes on field
  • 6:57: Perform National anthem
  • About 4 min before half: Come out of bleachers, stand on track near end zone
  • Halftime: (which groups are performing TBD) - Stand and play halftime music
  • Following halftime performance: Go to West Gym for a quick warmup with hot apple cider & hot chocolate
  • Near end of 3rd quarter: Return to bleachers for 4th quarter
  • About 3 min before end of 4th quarter: Come out of bleachers, stand in usual spot for playing of Fight Song with the team, dance, and cheer


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Stevenson Band Boosters Movie Night!

Movie Night


The time has come Star Wars fans, the time to see "Rise of Skywalker" is approaching!

Get your tickets to the Stevenson Band Booster Sneak Preview night on Thursday, December 19 at 7 pm.

Ticket quantities are limited so get your tickets today by clicking:


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2019 Holiday Decor Fundraiser

Stevenson Instrumental Music Holiday Décor Sale


  • Online orders will be taken through November 18th at 11:59 PM

Place orders and make payments by visiting:

Note: Be sure to click through to the second page to confirm and complete your order. Upon successful submission, you'll receive an e-mail confirmation.

  • Families are responsible for the pickup of the products from the Stevenson Band Room on the delivery date the first week in December.


2019 Product Lineup:


  • Single Poinsettia – Red or White – Choice of Pot Cover Color - $17
  • Double Poinsettia– Red or White – Choice of Pot Cover Color - $23

(Pot foil cover color choices: Red, Green or Gold)



  • 18” Wreath with Red Velvet Bow & Two Pinecones - $24
  • 24” Wreath with Red Velvet Bow & Two Pinecones - $26
  • 24” Premium Wreath with 10 Loop Bow & Two Pinecones - $30

Wreath circumference based on the outer dimensions


Grave Blankets

  • Grave Blanket Red with Gold Honeycomb Bow and Two Pinecones - $53
  • Premium Grave Blanket with Handmade Printed Bow and Two Pinecones - $58


Porch Pots

  • 12” Birch or Dogwood Center Porch Pot with 6 Loop Bow & Pinecones - $38
  • 15” Birch or Dogwood Center Porch Pot with 10 Loop Mum Bow & Pinecones - $50


New for 2019! Gift Cards

  • Gift cards for orders placed at Eckert’s Greenhouse - $25


Place orders and make payments by visiting:

Note: Be sure to click through to the second page to confirm and complete your order. Upon successful submission, you'll receive an e-mail confirmation.


Want a flyer and/or order form to get yourself organized before going online? Click below:

2019 Holiday Fundraiser Info and Form


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Info for Marching Band Members: Fri 11/8

Friday Nov. 8 Playoff Information

Good Morning!

This just in....The Titan Football Team will be hosting the Dakota Cougars, this Friday, November 8th at 7pm at SHS!

The Band WILL be snaking the halls on this Friday. Same timeline, rules in effect. 1:20pm released from SHS classes. Junior High members must get an early dismissal from their parents and arrange your own transportation.

Call time will be 5:15pm for a hot dog dinner, then fully dressed at 5:30 for game time. Full uniform, and dress warm for the weather! You may bring blankets, hats, etc and place them in the bleachers at 5:45pm where you sit. Outside music rehearsal in the circle drive is at 6:15pm sharp.

Same routine as last week. Pregame-Fight Song, Anthem; Halftime- Opener and Crazy

Have a great week! GO TITANS!

Mr. Sekich


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Football Playoff Scenarios

Here are the playoff scenarios for your Stevenson Titans! Marching Band families: these are the possible dates for playoff games:

Fri 11/8:  HOME game vs. Dakota, 7 PM kickoff / 5:30 PM call time

Fri 11/15 OR Sat 11/16: vs. winner Fordson vs. Cass Tech (HOME if vs. Cass Tech)

Semifinals, Sat 11/23: Neutral Site game vs. Lapeer OR Davison OR Lake Orion OR Ike

DIVISION ONE FINALS - Saturday, November 30, 1 PM, Ford Field    

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November Booster Meeting Info

The next Band Booster meeting will take place at Malone's Tavern on Van Dyke just south of 14 Mile on Wednesday night November 6th at 7pm.

Also, that day we will be introducing a new year long fundraising partnership with Malone's Tavern. Here is how it works:

Malone's TavernNext Wednesday to kick off the fundraiser, Malone's will offer 20% of your total bill all day long until they close at midnight. After that, anytime you are in the area or looking for a place to catch the game, stop in a grab a drink or a burger, whatever, and tell the staff that you are part of the Stevenson Band Boosters and 10% of the total bill will come back to the band. And actually since we made the playoffs, she said the card will be ready to go by Halloween to ring in the playoff season!

This fundraiser is open to anyone so tell your friends and family to mention Stevenson Band Boosters the next time they go to Malone's and the band wins!


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October Crescendo Newsletter

Parents! Be sure to get Mr. Sekich's Crescendo Newsletter!

The second edition for 2019 was published on October 29th. Click below to download and read:

October 2019 Edition, Crescendo Newsletter


Grab the latest edition of the newsletter any time by clicking the Crescendo button here on our web site or by visiting the Crescendo Newsletter page, located under the Bands tab.


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Info for Marching Band Members - Fri 11/1

Friday Playoff Information

Good Morning everyone! As I am sure you are now aware, our Titan Football team is in State Playoffs which will be held this Friday evening, November 1st, at Stevenson! Yes, it is considered a HOME GAME.

Mr. Sekich has decided to have some fun with the kids with this! So, the band members will be fed pizza before the game. The band also will be dressing up in Halloween costumes (at night only) and ALL COSTUMES MUST BE APPROPRIATE. No fake guns, knives, or skimpy outfits. Dress warm for this event, gloves, hats, coats etc. No marching uniforms will be needed.

Call time will be 5:00pm to review the Opener and Crazy for halftime. Then we will eat at 5:30pm inside the school. All costumes must be safe to march in, and not interfere with marching maneuvers.

We will be marching in the halls during 6th Hour at Stevenson. Parents and non-SHS marching students are welcome to attend. The same rules and systems apply in regard to dismissals. 1:20pm call at SHS for hallway marching.


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