The Walled Lake Central Viking Marching Band is working hard to reach their dream of being one of the finest marching bands in the U.S., and one step on their journey was traveling to New York to perform in the 2015 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Nothing epitomizes teamwork like a marching band. Synchronized in step, coordinated in rhythm, working in harmony, all dedicated to a common goal and rewarded by life-long friends and invaluable life lessons. But to reach the highest levels of commitment, desire and talent can only take you so far.
Each year, as soon as the school year ends the marching band members, families and all of the boosters are already in motion. Marching band tryouts have been completed, boosters have formed budgets and committees are meeting. The dedication of these young men and woman can only be summed up as “absolutely awesome”.
For the past twenty years the WLCMB program has fought hard to put together entertaining and award-winning performances over and over again. From the Director and Music Developers, Set Directors, Pit and Battery Technicians, Choreography, Section Leaders, Color Guard and all its families – the Walled Lake Central Marching Band has something to strive for - “The Road to the Top”. As persistent competitors, the WLC Marching Band has won many State Championships and are now honing their skills to continue moving on and perform at their best.
OUR BAND’S PRIDE AND DEDICATION HAS A PROVEN RECORD:
2010, 2011, 2013: Michigan Competing Band Association Flight I (highest classification) State Champions 1998 - 2016: The Marching Band has been a State finalist every single year, finishing in the trophy range (top 4) 14 times. 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014: Bands of America Grand National Semi-Finalist (top 30 nationally) (2009 was first season attending) 2013: Performed by invitation at the halftime show with Tony Lucca at Ford Field during the Detroit Lions Thanksgiving Day football game, broadcast live nationwide 2003, 2008, 2011: Marched by invitation inthe Detroit America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2013, 2016: Bands of America Regional Class Champion (AAA) 2013: Bands of America Regional overall Runner-Up 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013: Bands of America Regional Finalist 2013: Received Special Tribute from the State of Michigan 2009 - 2016: 17 members of our band have performed as members of the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band in San Antonio, Texas. 2013: Three members of our band were selected to be members of the BOA Honor Band and march in the 2013 Tournament of Roses Parade. 2015: Selected from over 175 marching bands across the country to participate in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City
OUR MEMBERS ARE DEDICATED TO EXCELLENCE:
Young men and women of Walled Lake Central Marching Band graduate with honors. Nearly 100% move on to attend 4-year colleges and become productive leaders, business owners and contributors within many different communities. Many travel abroad, move to other states and many stay and work inside their communities. They are decorated with honors from national organizations like BOA and US Army All-American Marching Band.
Walled Lake Central Music Boosters P.O. Box 795 Walled Lake MI 48390