News: Stevenson Instrumental Music Program

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.

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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

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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

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Fall Fundraisers have launched!

Fall 2018 Fundraising 



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

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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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10/30 - Winterguard Tryouts

Chimera Essence, the Stevenson HS Winterguard, will be holding tryouts for the 2018-19 indoor season on Tuesday, October 30th at Stevenson High School from 6 - 9 PM.

All are invited!

Get the more details by downloading this flyer

Chimera Essence Winterguard

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Solo and Ensemble Registration open thru 10/26

District XVI High School Solo and Ensemble Festival is scheduled for Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Rochester High School. Percussion events with larger instruments: there is an option to attend on Friday evening, February 1st. See Mr. Sekich for details!

Registration is now open - forms and payments are due to Mr. Sekich by the end of the school day on Friday, October 26th. You must be paid in full in order for your registration to be submitted to MSBOA!

Instructions and information on how to register for District Solo and Ensemble is now available on the Solo and Ensemble page on this web site and on paper in the band room.

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10/12 - Senior Night timeline

The 2018 Marching Band will take the home field for the final time on Friday, October 12th to honor the Class of 2019 and the band's success at Marching Band Festival.

The timeline for the evening can be found by clicking below:

Congratulations to everyone on a great 2018 outdoor season!

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10/10 - Marching Festival timeline/details

Parents and students - the "Super Bowl" (pun intended) of the Marching Band season is nearly here! Please plan on attending and supporting the Titans Marching Band and all the time they've spent preparing their show at Troy High School on Wednesday, October 10th.

Your presence matters. Wear Stevenson Band gear and let the kids hear you cheering for them!!

Details for MSBOA District XVI Marching Band Festival on Wednesday, October 10th - including the pre-event rehearsals - are available in the document linked here:


  • Tuesday rehearsal begins at 5:00pm; Wednesday show run is at 2:30pm
  • Performance call time is 5:30pm on Wed, in full uniform
  • There is a dinner break - you may/should leave school - after everything is loaded on Wed
  • Two-way bus transportation for this event
  • Everyone is invited to Troy High School (4777 Northfield Pkwy, off Long Lake between Crooks & Coolidge) to watch all 10 bands perform! First performance time is 6:30 PM. Stevenson takes the field at 8:30 PM.

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10/7 - Band-a-Rama timeline/details

Parents and students! Details for Band-a-Rama on Sunday, October 7th - including the pre-event rehearsal - are available in the information package linked here:


  • Call time is noon, in full uniform
  • There will be a food break from roughly 3 - 4 PM. You must bring what you want to eat with you. Students cannot leave Stevenson during the food break.
  • One-way bus transportation only - everyone needs a ride after Band-a-Rama concludes
  • Everyone is invited to Swinehart Field (Shelby Rd. north of 21 Mile) to watch the four UCS Marching Bands perform their 2018 shows. Show starts at 6 PM on Sunday, October 7th with the playing of the Star-Spangled Banner by all four bands.
  • Lineup: Ford II, Utica, Stevenson, Eisenhower

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