Instrumental Music
L'Anse Creuse High School North

L'Anse Creuse High School North

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L'Anse Creuse High School - North Instrumental Music is under the direction of Mr. Daniel Griffith and assistant Mr. David Mety and includes four full concert bands, winter percussion ensemble and a marching band of 120+ members.  Both the Marching Crusaders and the LCN Percussion drumline are competitive circuit programs locally to the northern Detroit, Michigan area.

Crusader Bands have established a reputation of excellence through inclusion and integrity in marching, concert, and auxiliary programs. The band has consistently earned exemplary awards at MSBOA state competitions, receiving first division ratings in marching, concert, and sight reading contests.

Thank you to everyone who helped with the can and bottle drive this weekend.


I don’t know if you saw the run through of the show last night but we have a volcano on the football field and it is letting off some steam. Just as a reminder to parents the kids do a complete run thru of the show at the end of practice and would love to show you all their hard work they have been doing. If you haven’t seen it lately you need to come out and watch. They usually do this about 9:00 so when you get there come sit in the stands and let the kids WOW you. You will be amazed at the amount of work they have put in the past 2 weeks since band camp. The parents are doing an amazing job on these props so A HUGE thank you to those that have been working so hard since July to get these done for us.

There are quite a few things happening the next few weeks and here is what they are…


Our Ned’s Pretzel Fundraiser has kicked off. For online orders you must shop from the fundraising tab. Also the shopper must put LCN BANDS-and your name in the comment section. Happy selling, DID YOU KNOW THAT YOUR STUDENT CAN EARN 40% OF THEIR SALES THAT WILL GO DIRECTLY TO THEIR CHARMS ACCOUNT? IT’S A TRIP YEAR, PLEASE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS! 😊

THIS IS ALSO THE LAST WEEK TO ORDER SHOW SHIRTS. Orders due by Friday September 13th. We will not be able to accept any orders after that date.


I’ve had some questions lately about signup genius, so I thought I should explain how we use it in the band. We use signup genius so that we know we will have enough people for every event. We are a busy band and it takes all of us. Signup Genius keeps us organized. We don’t want 10 people to show up for a job that only takes 5 people. Sometimes our events need lots of volunteers, sometimes only a few. Please take advantage of the signup genius so we know we have the right amount people for our events. It gives you the chance to shine in the areas that you may have a particular skill in and you get to know the band families. BONUS! If you don’t know how to do something never fear there will be someone there to teach you the ropes. Please note that signup genius is not how we track volunteer hours, you must sign in and out at the event.

Thank You

Week of September 8 -14

Monday September 9th – Practice 5:30pm – 9:10pm

Wednesday September 11th – Practice 5:30pm – 9:10pm

Thursday September 12th (NEW DATE)– Disney Parent Informational Meeting 7:00pm

Ned’s Pretzles and Show shirt orders are due Friday September 13th

Our first football game is…

Friday September 13th – Home football game 4:30pm – 10:00pm

UNIFORMS FOR THE FOOTBALL GAME: We hope to be in full Uniform on Friday for the football game. Look for a definite decision by Wednesday. Either way the kids need to wear their show shirts.


Help is also needed for this football game so here is your chance to shine! 

There are still many spots still open so please sign up with the link:

This game is also the Senior night SENIOR PARENTS:

-Senior night is a special night for parents and students. No need to dress up, but you are more than welcome to do so. Definitely dress for the weather.

-Please meet at the Semi-trailer at 6:00pm to line up alphabetically for senior night announcements.

-You will be accompanying your Senior student on to the field once his/her name is announced. We will be including in the announcement what plans they have for after high school. College? possibly back packing through Europe? Maybe going on tour as a famous singer?

No but seriously, this night is for our marching seniors and parents. A tribute to all of their hard work and accomplishments 

Week of September 15 – 21

Monday September 16th – Practice 5:30pm – 9:10pm

Wednesday September 18th – Practice 5:30pm – 9:10pm

Thursday September 19th – Parent/Booster Meeting 7:00pm

Saturday September 21st - Super Saturday

The snack schedule is being done a little differently this year. Each Marcher will be scheduled to bring 10 – 20 snacks 2 times. 

Week of September 22 - 28

Monday September 23rd – Practice 5:30pm – 9:10pm

Wednesday September 25th – Practice 5:30pm – 9:10pm

Saturday September 26th OUR FIRST COMPETITION AT PLYMOUTH more information to come as we get closer to this event.

Upcoming events…..

September 30th – Practice 5:30pm – 9:10pm

October 2nd - Practice 5:30pm – 9:10pm

October 4th – Football game This is the homecoming game

Ongoing Fundraising

World's Finest Chocolate Bars – If you're still looking to supplement your band account, we'll have a new shipment of chocolate bars to sell soon! Chocolate bars will be available again after July 8th.

Please see Mr. Griffith or Mr. Mety if you're interested in a box.

We also still have the fundraiser though Mr. Paparelli. He works for Jim Riehl's Friendly Chrysler-Jeep dealership.  Anyone who purchases a car through him, will now receive $50 for their child's band account and $50 for the band.  Just mention LCN Band and the child's name to receive credit. Can be anyone you know purchasing.

Kroger community rewards program is easy, just enroll with your Kroger Rewards card and a percentage of your normal purchases go to the band.   If you don't already have an online account, create one and enter your Kroger Card number.  Then click Kroger Community Rewards under the Savings & Rewards tab.  Use the NOP# TY146 when you get to the enrollment screen.  Then leave it to Kroger to donate quarterly.

Amazon Smile is another way for LCN Band to get credit for your normal shopping.  Just log in to amazon by using the special link and shop as normal.  You will need to register and select L'Anse Creuse North Band Boosters as the organization.  Bookmark the link, because you must log in through the link for your purchases to count.

Thanks for visiting!