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Marching Band Festival Pictures and Tickets. Students/Parents can purchase MSBOA marching band festival tickets in class, Friday’s home game, or mini camp. Tickets are $3 for adults and $2 for students. All proceeds benefit the AB Band Boosters. Tickets purchased at the site benefit the LCN band boosters. Please support our students!

A group photo is available for purchase from the MSBOA marching band festival. Forms are available in the bands rooms. Money and order form is due back by the time we leave for festival on Tuesday.


Mini Camp Information. The annual Marching Band Mini Camp is Sunday, October 8, from 1pm to 7pm at ABHS. The dinner break will be approximately around 4:30pm. STUDENTS ARE TO BRING THEIR OWN DINNER or have one delivered. Gatorade and water will be provided for the students if desired. If the weather cooperates, we are asking the students to wear red (sweatshirt, jacket, etc.). This is not mandatory, but is highly encouraged!

Mini-camp is graded marching band class event. It will feature additional hired instructors and staff to help our students in their final push toward their MSBOA Marching Band Festival performance on Monday, 10/10!


Updated Marching Band Class Calendar. The required class calendar meeting dates have been updated to reflect our Tuesday evening Marching Band Festival performance and rain date. CLICK HERE for the printable update.


MSBOA Marching Band Festival. The Marching Tars will be participating in the District XVI MSBOA Marching Band Festival on Tuesday, October 10th, at L’Anse Creuse North High School. Buses will be provided to and from LCN HS. The times for the event are as follows:

Call Time – 4:00PM @ ABHS on the practice field
Performance Time – 8:00PM
Approx. Return Time – 9:30PM

For those students that would like to stay after school on festival day, we will offer a study hall in the band rooms or north commons. Dinner will be provided for all marching band members by the Anchor Bay Band Boosters prior to boarding the buses for LCN HS. Tickets ($2 for students & $3 for adults) for the event will be made available for purchase in the students’ band hour as well as at the Mini Camp on Sunday, 10/08. Please purchase your tickets from us as the proceeds directly benefit the Anchor Bay Band Boosters. All tickets purchased at the gate will benefit the MSBOA District XVI and L’Anse Creuse North. Please note that there is a “rain date” of Tuesday, 10/17, if the performance on 10/10 is cancelled due to inclement weather.

For those that would like a group picture of the band, forms are available in the band room. For a complete schedule of all District XVI Marching Band Festival sites and performances, CLICK HERE. For a map to LCN HSCLICK HERE.


Pontiac Invitational. The invitational is on Saturday, September 30th. Call time of 1:00pm, performance time of 3:45pm, and an approximate return time of 5:30pm. Students will be provided transportation to and from the event. The performance is at Wisner Stadium in Pontiac (441 Cesar E Chavez Ave, Pontiac, MI 48342). There is a spectator fee for entrance of $5/person. For a map, go to:


Senior Night Rehearsal. Due to the confirmation of parent/teacher conference dates at ABHS, the Senior Night Marching Band Rehearsal will now take place on Wednesday, 10/11. This was moved from 10/12 due to the half day for students that now falls on this date.


MSBOA Marching Band Festival. It has been confirmed by the MSBOA that ABHS will perform at the L’Anse Creuse North HS festival site on Tuesday, October 10th. More details on performance time, call times, etc., will follow when available.


Homecoming Parade. This year, the ABHS Homecoming Parade will take place in downtown New Baltimore on Friday, September 22nd. The parade will step off at 4:30pm and will begin at the corner of Main St. & Front St. (route below). The call time for marching band students is after school at ABHS in room E128. Students will be fed dinner at this performance between the parade and the game. If a student has special dietary needs, please bring a bagged dinner or drop off the meal at 5:15 at ABHS. The pre-game performance will begin at it’s normal time of approximately 6:30pm.



Pontiac Invitational. We have not received a confirmed performance time for this event as of yet. We do know that the the performance will most likely take place between 1pm-4pm. Call time and return time will be determined by our performance time. We will publish that information as soon as it becomes available.


Marching Band Elementary Tour. The Marching Band will be going on their annual tour of the district’s elementary schools on, Thursday, September 21st. The students will be leaving during 1st hour and returning during 6th hour.  Lunch will be provided by the AB Band Boosters and the students are wearing full uniform.  There will still be rehearsal after school that day. For the permission slip, CLICK HERE.  The permission slip is due by Tuesday, 9/19.


First Rehearsal & Uniform Fitting Day. Here is the information for our uniform fitting and first rehearsal day on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. For all uniform inquiries, please contact Amy Haslam at For a printable document, CLICK HERE. For freshmen attending the transition orientation in the morning, please plan on getting your uniform fitted during a break or immediately after orientation is complete.

Flutes 8:30am – 10:30pm 8:30am 9:30am E130
Tubas 9:15am – 11:15pm 9:15am 10:15am E121
Trombones 9:30am – 11:30pm 9:30am 10:30am E125
Trumpets 10:00am – 12:00pm 10:00am 11:00am E128
Mellophones 10:30am – 1:00pm 10:30pm 12:00pm E121
Clarinets 11:10am – 1:30pm 11:10am 12:30pm E129
Color Guard/DM 12:30pm – 2:30pm 12:30am 1:30pm Commons
Percussion 12:50pm – 2:50pm 12:50pm 1:50pm E130
Alto Saxes 1:20pm – 3:20pm 1:20pm 2:20pm E125
Bar/Tenor Sax 2:00pm – 4:00pm 2:00pm 3:00pm E123


  • ALL MEMBERS should wear gym shorts and a t-shirt for fittings. Do not wear: hoodie, jeans/pants, cargo shorts/jean shorts, or sweat pants.
  • ALL RETURNING MEMBERS need to bring their black marching band shoes for trying on their uniforms.
  • All NEW MARCHERS need to pick up their black marching band shoes during the process.
  • All others in need of marching band shoes must place their order during this rehearsal.  See the parents helping with uniforms!
  • Sectionals will consist of an on-the-field review as well as a sectional rehearsal.
  • Student Leaders should report 20 minutes early to their section’s time and plan on staying 20 minutes after to review their sectional with the directors.
  • The Clarinet and Mellophone sections have been provided time to take a 20-minute lunch break after their playing sectionals.  All other sections should eat lunch before or after their assigned rehearsal time.


There has been an adjustment to Saturday’s camp performance. The performance will now be at 10:00am sharp in CMU’s Kelly Shorts Stadium. For at map, CLICK HERE.


CMU MB Camp Check-In Information. The departure for marching band camp at CMU quickly approaching. With that in mind, below is some information to make the check in process go as smooth as possible. It is also required that a parent accompany their student through the process (about 20-30 minutes). If all follow the information below, it will significantly help in cutting down on the wait time and ensure that the students depart for their camp experience on time!

Check-In Times. 6:30am – All Student Leaders; 6:45am – Freshmen; 7:00am – Seniors; 7:10am – Sophomores; 7:25am – Juniors

Medical Forms and Medication. There will be a station during the check-in to turn in medication. Please adhere to the guidelines listed in the medical form when submitting medication. Also, if you need to change any information on the medical form, please re-submit the medical form when checking in at that station.

Luggage Check. The list of what items need to be brought to camp as well as what is prohibited can be found in the Camp Rules & Checklist document that was mailed home earlier this summer. Please double check that all needed items have been packed!

Reminder…students will NOT be allowed to pack any drinkable liquids in their carry on or suitcase (i.e. – bottled water pop, etc.). Bottled water will be provided for each student for the bus ride to CMU. There will be opportunities for students to purchase additional beverages while at camp.

CMU MB Camp Information. The CMU marching band camp information was mailed out to the students’ homes in early July. However, all the documents contained in that mailing can be found by clicking here! PLEASE NOTE that, at this time, the performance on Saturday is scheduled for the stadium at 9:30am.

Lead Chaperone. Our lead chaperone is booster president, Tom Braun. His number is 586.709.1504. Please feel free to contact Tom with any camp questions!


Drill and Coordinate Sheets Now Available.
 All the drill, coordinate sheets, and app viewing instructions are now available on the website on the “This Year’s Show” page. Check them out and get ready for camp! All student leaders are REQUIRED to either have a printed out a copy of the drill or the drill loaded into an app viewer.


Updated Camp Packing List & Letter. A correction needs to be made to the camp packing list. We are wearing black shorts, black socks, and black marching band shoes for the performance at camp (not the old uniform). You can find a revised camp packing list by clicking HEREAlso, the Saturday, end-of-week performance will be held in CMU’s Kelly-Short’s Stadium. The performance is slated to begin at 9:30am. The letter has been updated on the website. You can download the update directly by clicking HERE.

Final Marching Band Camp Payment Due. Please contact Heather Nutting ( at 586.948.0339 if you have any questions regarding the payment process. More specifics by CLICKING HERE. Note that we have a PO Box for all summer band camp payments and medical documents. That address is:
Anchor Bay Band Boosters
c/o Heather Nutting
PO Box 145
New Baltimore, MI 48047


CMU MB Camp Information.  CMU marching band camp information has been mailed out to the students’ homes. All the documents contained in that mailing can be found by CLICKING HERE! Also, if you need to change any information on the medical form, please re-submit the medical form when checking in on July 24th. Our lead chaperone is booster president, Tom Braun . Please feel free to contact him with any camp questions. More details about the staggered arrival times for students on the 24th will be forthcoming.

Bay-Rama Parade Info: Sunday, June 25.  All MB Members are to meet at 12:15p at the Dairy Queen on Green Street in preparation for the 1:00p parade step-off.  You will not be able to park at this location and your cases can not be kept there either.  We will be finished with the parade at approximately 1:45p (down by County Line Road).

Uniform for the event is the red shirt, black shorts, black marching band shoes and black ankle socks. Please plan accordingly! If you forgot anything, the band rooms will be open from 10:45am-11:15am the morning of the parade.

Marching Band New Shoes Pick-Up & Info.  Marching Band Shoes were sized on Friday of pre-camp. The cost of the shoes is $37 and are the students’ to keep. If you have not received your shoes, they will be available for pick up on Monday, June 19 (8:30am-10:30am) at ABHS, door #8, or the morning of the Bay-Rama Parade on Sunday, June 25 (10:45am-11:15am) at ABHS, door #6. For all questions regarding the shoes, please contact Amy Haslam at 586.242.2531.

The recordings have now been posted on the THIS YEAR’S SHOW page.


We have recently made a decision to alter our summer uniform. The students will now be wearing their black marching shoes, our red marching band T-shirt with the Anchor Bay HS Bands logo, and a pair of black shorts of an appropriate length (4” inseam please; “short” shorts will not be acceptable).

We will no longer be wearing the white shorts in performance. This change begins with the 2017-18 Marching Tars and the Bay Rama Parade in June.

On Tuesday, May 23rd we will be holding Marching Band Registration & New Marcher/Parent Orientation @ ABHS (north entrance)

New Marchers & Parents: 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM
Sophomore Parents: beginning @ 7:00 PM
Junior Parents: beginning @ 7:30 PM
Senior Parents: beginning @ 8:00 PM

Due: New Marchers…$52.00 to cover the cost of shoes and the red band T-shirt. Please make all checks out to the Anchor Bay Band Boosters.

Due: All…$130.00 deposit for CMU Marching Band Camp. Please make all checks or money orders out to the Anchor Bay Band Boosters. No cash. It is acceptable to pay the entire camp fee in one payment ($370.00).

Due: All…CMU Band Camp Conduct/Health Forms and Uniform Agreement (see below)

April 12 UPDATE:
The information and calendar for the 2017-18 Marching Band class is now available.  This includes information on band camp at Central Michigan University, Marching Band Registration and New Marcher Orientation Night, uniform obligations, and camp payment schedules. Please CLICK HERE for that document!

Please note that ALL ABHS Marching Band members must be signed up on the evening of Tuesday, May 23rd (Marching Band Registration and New Marcher Orientation Night). See calendar for details. There will be several documents to turn in that evening as well as the band camp deposit. In order to speed up the process during registration, please download the documents below and bring them pre-filled out. Hard copies will be available at school for the students.

Documents to be turned in at registration night (please fill out everything possible in advance):
ABHS Band Camp Code of Conduct & Medical Forms
Marching Band Student Information Form
Marching Band Payment Receipt
Marching Band Uniform Contract
Band Booster Volunteer Information List

Other useful orientation and registration documents:
Welcome Parents
2016-17 Marching Band Information and Calendar