2018 -- A Night at the Movies -- John Williams Movie Themes:

Jurassic Park Fantasy, Raiders March, Adventures on Earth -- Finale from E.T. The Extraterrestrial

Drum Majors: Noah Jackson, Bhavika Gummadi, Nick Cemalovic, Ainsley Kirkland

2017 -- Superheroes: Superman, The Avengers, Captain America

Drum Majors: Noah Jackson, Roshni Misra, Bhavika Gummadi, Bassel Yassine

2016 -- Star Wars: The Force Awakens  (Parts I, II, III)

Drum Majors: Michael Zhang, Karl Hedler, Kyle Wierzbicki, Mariko Kiyono

Chair rankings are the most common form of organization used by bands and orchestras worldwide. The ultimate goal is to place the most proficient players on the most difficult parts. Chairs are established within the first two weeks of the symphonic band portion of the school year. There are no chair rankings during marching band. All parts are assigned. After chairs are established students are afforded the opportunity to move to a higher chair position. This procedure is called ‘chair challenge.’ The details for chair changes are in the attached document:

The Ben Bloom Music Scholarship is in memory of  Ben, Class of 2012.  Ben had a passion for all genres of music. Ben's first drum experience was at the age of 3 when he went to Music Together with his brother and mother.  Ben began drum lessons in the fifth grade because he wanted to learn how to play the bongos.  From there his interest turned to the snare and drum kit.  He was excited about learning to play and practiced a lot.  He continued his lessons even through college.  Ben participated in band all four years of high school, as well as Jazz Band and drum line.   He played percussion with the choir, and in the pit for school musicals. Ben performed with the Civic Youth Jazz Ensemble in Detroit  for two years.  He loved the experience of working with professional musicians and playing music with other students who shared the same passion for jazz. Ben each year participated in Solo and Ensemble receiving 1's in snare drum.  He also played in the Jazz Ensemble which also received 1's.   You will see Ben's picture on the Band Wall for All-State Honors too.

Here is the flyer for thanking our sponsors for buying a 2017 NHS poster