Buccaneer Marching Band
One of the outstanding marching bands in the state of Michigan. The BMB has an extensive performance schedule that encompasses all home football games, three competitions, MSBOA marching band festival, Coast Guard Festival, Memorial Day Parade, and other engagements ranging from pep assemblies to appearances at Disney World. In the last 12 years, the BMB has visited Disney World five times and has had the honor of being the lead band in Disney’s Spectromagic and Main Street Electric nighttime parades in the Magic Kingdom. Membership by audition only. Private lessons highly recommended. Members of this group also hold joint membership in Wind Ensemble or Symphonic Band as well as High Wind Advisory. While the season schedule for the BMB is demanding, we consistently have numerous fall athletes perform in this group. Good time management coupled with a supportive family of over 120 student musicians will help you find success in this high-caliber group.
Buccaneer Percussion Corps
The BPC is the heartbeat of the Buccaneer Marching Band. Members of the percussion section as well as upper woodwinds can audition for a position in the BPC. No members of the brass family are allowed to audition due to instrumentation. The BPC consists of battery (snare drums, tenor drums, bass drums, and cymbals) as well as front ensemble percussionists. Membership by audition only. Private lessons highly recommended. After acceptance into Wind Ensemble or Symphonic Band, another audition will be held near the end of the school year for placement in the BPC. Several help/practice sessions will be scheduled for interested students. The BPC is an award-winning group with a long history of hard work and excellence.
While not a musical “ensemble” of sorts, the color guard is the epitome of visual representation of music. Through spinning silk and various dance techniques, the color guard adds visual flare and depth to the field shows performed by the Buccaneer Marching Band. Membership by audition only. Candidates for color guard can include any members in the upper woodwinds as well as students outside of band. Auditions will be held in March with several workshops scheduled for interested students.
High Wind Advisory
The sound of Buccaneer Basketball and winter athletics. Members of all concert ensembles perform three of six home boys and girls basketball games. Junior and Senior members also have the privilege of traveling with the team in the post season. High Wind Advisory has made appearances at the Breslin Center in East Lansing basketball finals! HWA has also performed at varsity hockey and volleyball games.