POINTS OF PRIDE
2020: US Bands State Champions, US Bands Midwest Regional Champions, US Bands National Runner-up.
2010, 2011, 2013: Michigan Competing Band Association Flight I (highest classification) State Champions. The Marching band is also a five-time State Runner-Up (2007, 2009, 2015, 2018, 2019) and has won the bronze medal five times (2002, 2003, 2008, 2014, 2016).
1998 - 2019: The Marching Band has been a State finalist every single year, finishing in the trophy range (top 4) 16 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 in the Detroit America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
2013, 2016, 2018, 2019: Bands of America Regional Class Champion (AAA).
2013: Bands of America Regional overall Runner-Up.
2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2018: 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 188 marching bands across the country to participate in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Only 5 other high school bands were selected.
2008 – 2013, 2019: Michigan Competing Color Guard Circuit, State Color Guard Champions (Highest Classification)
2009, 2012: Winter Guard International Open Class World Finalist.
2021: WGI Percussion Scholastic World Finalist (combined with WLP)
WALLED LAKE PERCUSSION:
2006: MCGC, Percussion State Champions (A Class)
2006: WGI Independent A Class World Champions.
2007: WGI Independent Open Bronze Medalists.
2007: Guinness World Record Holders for the World’s Longest Continuous Group Drum Roll: 24Hr 23Sec (since broken).
2012: WGI Percussion World Class Finals “Fan Favorite Award.”
2013: Performed by invitation at the dedication ceremony for new Veteran’s Memorial at Multi-Lakes Conservation Association.
2009 – 2019: MCGC, Percussion State Champions (World Class)
2009 - 2016, 2019: Percussion World Class Finalist (top 15 in the country) at the WGI world Championships
2021: WGI Percussion Scholastic World Finalist (combined with Color Guard)
2019: Members of the Wind Symphony were selected and performed with the MSBOA All-State Band, the Spartan Youth Wind Symphony, The Michigan Youth Arts All-Star Band/Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony Civic Ensemble, and the MSBOA All-District 4 Band.
2008, 2017: The Wind Symphony was a featured performer at the Michigan Music Conference (akin to a state championship), the highest honor for concert bands in Michigan.
2009: The Wind Symphony was a featured performer at the Western Michigan University Spring Conference on Wind and Percussion, an honor bestowed on only 2 bands per year.
1997 - 2019: The Wind Symphony has received a Division One rating at band festival every single year.