2015 WLC Viking Marching Band Season
Members and families are invited to the final celebration of our 2015 season, the Marching Band Banquet. Please note that the banuet will be held 12 - 4 pm this year...details below. Don't forget...even though there is no charge for members, we still need them to RSVP by Mon, Nov 30!
Aug 27 Home Football game vs. East Detroit @ WL Western* 7 pm
Sept 11 Home Football game vs. WLN @ WL Northern* 7 pm – military game
Sept 12 Preview Show ~ 4 – 7 pm - location TBA
Sept 18 Home Football game vs. Kettering @ WLC* 7 pm
Sept 26 BOA Regional Competition ~ Bowling Green University
Oct 9 Away Football game @ WL Western 7 pm – pep band
Oct 10 Troy Athens Invitational ~ Troy Athens High School
Oct 16 Home Football game League Crossover @ WLC 7 pm – Senior Recognition
Oct 17 Bands Across the Valley ~ Lakeland High School
Oct 23 Homecoming Football game 7 pm @ WLC
Oct 31 Livonia Franklin Invitational ~ Livonia Franklin High School
Nov 7 MCBA State Championships - Ford Field - btwn 8:15 am & noon
Nov 26 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade ~ New York City
*Due to construction at WLC, locations listed for the first 3 home football games are tentative.
~Competitions are in red.
UNIFORMS need to be shining on competition days! See instructions below:
MEET THE MARCHING BAND
AMERICANA INVITATIONAL @ LIVONIA FRANKLIN HS
Walled Lake Central Marching Band will be joining many other talented high school marching bands from around the state at Livonia Franklin HS on Sat, Oct 31 for the Americana Invitational.
Event opens with National Anthem at 4:00 pm
WLC performs at 6:45 pm
31000 Joy Road, Livonia, Michigan 48150
OAKLAND YARD REHEARSAL
On Thurs, Oct 29, 5 - 8 pm, the WLC marching band will be practicing @ Oakland Yard. Each team member MUST complete and turn in BOTH permission slips below in order to participate. Forms are due Mon, Oct 26.
2015 MCBA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Detroit, Michigan at Ford Field
Flight I – 8:15 A.M. (Walled Lake Central Marching Band is in Flight I)
Flight II – 12:00 P.M.
Flight III – 3:45 P.M.
Flight IV – 7:30 P.M.
Ticket Prices: Adults – $18.00
Students and Seniors – $14.00
Under 5 – Free
Tickets are available the day of the event at Ford Field – CASH only.
Ticket booth opens at 7:00 A.M.
Gates open at 7:15 A.M.
NFL bag policy (enforced for our event): Click here!
Parking at Ford Field parking facilities - TBA
For Ford Field information, go to:
Full Rehearsal schedule is now posted on band calendar.
CLICK HERE for percussion spring & summer rehearsal schedule.
FALL 2015 REHEARSAL SCHEDULE:
ALL WEEKDAY REHEARSALS ARE 2:50 - 5:45 THIS SEASON **unless otherwise noted on calendar or Band Buzz
MON WINDS & PERCUSSION ONLY 2:50 - 5:45
TUES GUARD ONLY 2:50 - 5:45
WED FULL ENSEMBLE 2:50 - 5:45
THURS FULL ENSEMBLE 2:50 - 5:45
FRI FULL ENSEMBLE 2:50 - 5:45
HOME FOOTBALL GAME NIGHT
Our general schedule for home football games:
2:50 – 5:00 Rehearsal
5:00 Dinner Break – Pizza dinner will be provided!
6:45 pre-game performance **IN UNIFORM**
7:00 Football Game (marching band performs in pre-game & at halftime)
After halftime, we invite all Viking Marching Band members to stay & be part of the “pep band” to play during the 2nd half. It’s a lot of fun! If you do not stay, please report to band room to clean up following halftime and then you are excused.
Please note, due to construction at WLC, our first few home games are location TBA.
New families, as an FYI: If you are planning on attending any home or away football games this season, you will need to purchase tickets at the gate (You can also purchase a season athletic pass through the district on Skyward Family Access good at WL athletic events).
Band members should bring their complete uniforms with them to school on game day. Shorts and the white band t-shirt are worn under the uniform. Parents: Please help your child be responsible for getting their uniform (jacket, bibbers, gauntlets, hat, black socks and marching shoes) to practice that day. We have no replacement items if something is forgotten. Guard section will be in all opaque form-fitting black with neat, low pony until uniforms arrive.
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BOA - Bands of America
MCBA - Mich. Competing Bands Ass'n
MSBOA - Mich. State Band & Orchestra Ass'n
WGI - Winter Guard International
MCGC - Michigan Color Guard Circuit
DCI - Drum Corps International