Marching Band

The marching band is a competitive ensemble that meets as a class, 5th hour, first trimester.  The marching band rehearses in the summer (see the schedule below) and 2 days a week in the fall.  On Saturdays, the marching band competes around the state of Michigan.  The band also performs at fall concerts and at home football games.

If your student is thinking of joining Marching Band next school year, March 21st at 7:30 pm there is a meeting in the band room at the Freshman Campus for any/all parents and/or students who have questions about our marching band program.

We will discuss:
How marching band fits into the school schedule
How the summer rehearsals work
How the fall rehearsals work
How the finances work
Anything else that people are wondering

Secondly, on March 23rd, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, there is a meeting in the band room at the Freshman Campus designed for the students. 

We will:
*Give everyone a chance to meet
*Play some of our band camp games
*Talk briefly about our student leaders and the structure of the marching band

This event will be more social than anything else.  The kids will have a chance to hang out and learn about the awesome social aspects of being in the band.

Finally, marching band contracts are due before spring break.  A great time to turn these in would be at one of the above meetings.

If you need another copy of the marching band contract, you can find that at the bottom of this page listed as commitform 18


Congratulations to the Hudsonville Marching Band on a stellar performance season!   

The Hudsonville Marching Band had their first competition up in Grant, MI.  Unfortunately, their first competition started out a little wet as mother nature decided to end the drought we were having.  Instead of being able to show off Heart of the City, Hudsonville Marching Band ended up having to do a standstill in the gym where they just played their music.  

Thankfully mother nature decided to change her tune and gave us perfect weather for the Jenison Invitational and the band was finally able to show off their show to the marching band community!   Not only did they come in 3rd place, they also secured a spot in the State finals for the 2nd year in a row!   

Their next competition was in White Lake, MI at the Huron Valley Invitational where they competed against a lot of top rated bands from the east side of the state.  The band worked hard and once again mother nature wasn't the nicest as she gave us some cold, rainy weather but the band marched on and still had a successful show.  

The final showing of Heart of the City happened this past weekend at the State Finals where the Hudsonville Marching band competed against the top Division I bands in the State!   The band played their hearts out and left it all on the field and ended up coming in 11th place with a score of 85.80!

Mr. VanderWall, parents and community couldn't be more proud of these students for all they accomplished in such a short time.  Thank you all for your hard work, dedication and for representing our community the way you did!  


Homecoming Pictures

Looking for a present for your Marching Band student? Austin Fedewa took some amazing pictures at our homecoming game of the band during their performance. These photos offer a unique view of their marching formations.

He is offering a 16x20 unframed photograph for $40 and an 8x10 photograph for $30. If you purchase a picture, he will donate $5 for each sale back to the school.

These photos are a great way for students and parents to remember the 2017 marching band season. Photographs can be ordered at

Band Camp Pictures

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