Spring 2019 Updates

Hey! It has been a while. We are sure you have been quite busy, with holiday concerts, snow days galore, concert band festivals and now spring break. We’ve also been busy – but you may not necessarily see those results … Read More

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R-E-L-A-X, Relax. We’re going to be OK.

Saturday, November 03, is going to be a long day. There will be over 6 hours of performance (avg. 7+ min show), and 12.5 hours worth of competition by 50 bands. This is going to be the longest MCBA State Finals ever in MCBA history. R-E-L-A-X, take it easy. Read More

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“In order to move others,

I must be moved.” Niccolo Paganini. — The final three regular season competitions are this Saturday: Great Lakes Invitational, West Shore Invitational, and Huron Valley Invitational. All bands are competing for the opportunity to perform indoors at Ford Field. Read More

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Losing Makes You Strong

The post title this week is a quote from film composer Thomas Newman, who happens to be born on October 20 – the date of this Saturday’s competitions (mostly*). Happy Birthday to Thomas Newman and all of those born on 10/20. This weekend, we’ve got Troy Athens enjoying a trip to Indianapolis, three Scholastic contests and two MCBA shows. Read More

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Lucky Number October 13

It’s another busy weekend in Marching Band Land! We’re never sure how this happens, but there are 7 competitions happening across the state. Three contests have 13 bands in attendance. I’m not a numerology specialist, but that seems creepy, which is, I suppose, appropriate for October. Read More

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Here Come the Rains Again…

“Falling on my head like a memory?” Not a chance we can forget about it this weekend… Forecasts look pretty soggy. Expect to see raincoats and no plumes, and lots of “thrilled” kids and fans! We’ve got a busy weekend ahead of us. Grab those ponchos, and let’s go! Read More

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