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2023 Marching Band Away Camp


(updated 6/07/24 - 7:00am)


  • Spirit Wear! - Looking to purchase Marching Crusaders spirit wear? CLICK HERE!

  • Marching Crusaders - Calendar Update! A change in the marching calendar for October has been made/ Due to a change by MSBAO, the Marching Festival has been moved up 1 week. This has also caused us to move a Wednesday rehearsal. The website/BAND App calendars have been updated as of Friday, June 6th, as will the calendar below.

  • ALUMNI BAND - The Marching Crusaders will be hosting an alumni band for the HS North Homecoming Football game. We are hoping you will consider joining us. Interested? CLICK HERE to go to the Alumni Band page!

  • LCN Clarinet Quintet performs on Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association's Spring Honors Concert - On Saturday, May 7th, a Clarinet Quintet made up of Bryce Szyska (so), Karson Schefka (sr), Breanna Nutt (sr), Julie Payne (jr) and Natalie Kyser, performed on the MSBOA Honors Showcase in Kalamazoo. A very high honor that was well earned by this hard working group of LCN band students. To view the performance CLICK HERE to for the YouTube recording. The entire concert was filled with many of Michigan's best High School instrumental music students. It is recommended you watch each group. However, if you would just like to watch the LCN performance, you will find it at the 37th minute. Enjoy!


  • The 2025 NYC trip is currently in the planning stages. In the travel section below, you will find information regarding costs, registration, and itinerary. ​​​



Upcoming booster events

  • General Band Booster Membership Meeting - The next general membership meeting of the Band Boosters will be Thursday, June 13 at 7pm. 


UPDATE 05/28/24


  • REGISTRATION! - Marching Crusaders Registration was Monday, May 20th. IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN! To register for the LCN Marching Band you will need to submit the paperwork and first payment as soon as possible.
    • CLICK HERE for the Information Packet - this packet will gave details regarding registration. 
    • All registration documents can be found on the registration page. CLICK HERE to go to the page. Once completed, you will need to print off the documents for submission.
    • Completed Documents can be submitted to the high school. Place all documents and the first payment (if paying by cash or check) into an envelope with your students full name and instrument as well as the purpose of the packet (Marching Band Registration). During the school day you should be able to hand the packet to the employee sitting at the front desk. They will either bring it to the band room or call us to pick it up. Please note, the Emergency Medical Treatment Authorization document must be notarized. Most libraries and banks have notaries available. Also, Mr. Griffith is a notary, if you can catch him......
    • Payments can be made by credit card via the payment tab at the top of the page. If you wish to pay by cash or check, please place the payment in an envelope with the name of the student and the purpose of the payment and place the envelope in the lock box hanging on the wall next to the band room office at LCN.
    • Students and Parents - there are links to sign up for the BAND app groups used during the season below. Be sure to sign up for the correct group and use your full name.
    • We will need to complete the roster prior to the start of Mini-Camp. Please submit all documentation and initial payment by the end of the school day on Monday, June 10th. If you think you may miss this deadline, please contact Mr. Griffith at as soon as possible.
    • Students - All Marching Crusaders students need to register for the student band app group. CLICK HERE to view the instructions and QR code. Be sure to follow the instructions. If you use a nickname, you will not be admitted.
    • Parents
      • Band App - there will be a marching season band app for parents. CLICK HERE to view instructions and the QR code to sign up.​
      • Facebook Group - The LCN Band Boosters post many announcements and reminders, as well as answer questions via the L'Anse Creuse High School North Bands Facebook page
  • Student Leader Meetings - All drum majors, field commanders, horn sergeants, and section leaders are to join us for 3 student leader meetings. The meeting dates can be found on the band calendar. 
  • Mini-Camp - The 2024 Marching Crusaders season officially begins on the last day of school Thursday, June 13th. See the schedule below for some more information:
    • Thursday, June 13th - 12:30pm-3:30pm - First rehearsals is for all new marchers, all percussionists, all colorguard, and all student leaders. A bus will be arranged for MS East students to get to LCN. MS North students will walk to the HS once traffic has cleared. Please be sure to have your instrument, comfortable clothing and tennis shoes.
    • Friday, June 14th - 8:30am-3:30pm - First rehearsal for ALL Marching Crusaders. 
    • Saturday, June 15th
      • 8:30am-12:30pm - Bottle and Can Drive #1​
      • 1:30pm-3:30pm - Mini-Camp Rehearsal #3 - be sure to arrange transport for your instrument following the rehearsal!
  • The marching season calendar has been published. See the DOCUMENTS below.
  • Communications - The director and boosters primarily use Schoology, Facebook, and the BAND App to release information to students and parents. Each season, a new group will be created in the BAND app. There will be separate groups for students and parents. The QR codes to sign-Up for the BAND app will be made available at Registration Night and on the Marching Band page of the website following registration. Please be sure to use your full name when registering.
  • Section Leaders - Applications for section leader will be made available Friday, May 10th and due back to Mr. Griffith by Wednesday, May 15th. All student leader positions will be announced after school Friday, May 12th. Students interested in being a student leader should make sure they submit all information on time and be sure you are available for 3 after school student leader meetings as well as the registration night (to greet incoming marchers!). Student leader meetings will be Monday, May 20th, Wednesday, May 29th, and Monday, June 3rd.
  • Payments - Links to marching season payments can be found on the Payments page. Or CLICK HERE!
  • Looking for band MERCH?!? CLICK HERE to go to the MERCH Shop and get your cool swag!
  • DRUM MAJORS - Congratulations to the 2024 Marching Crusaders Drum Majors Natalie Kyser and Bryce Szyska
  • Field Commander - Congratulations to the 2024 Marching Crusaders Field Commander Lillie Grunewald​​
  • Color Guard Announcements - Summer Sectionals have been posted in the calendar. 
  • Drumline and Front Ensemble Announcements - Summer Sectionals have been posted in the calendar.


Links to volunteer for Marching Band Events can be found on the Volunteers page. Please help!



  • Drumline Information - CLICK HERE to see Drum Line and Front Ensemble Information Now available
  • New Marcher parent meeting PowerPoint - CLICK HERE (Posted after New Marcher Orientation)
  • 2024 Marching Crusaders Calendar - CLICK HERE - if you see an error, please alert Mr. Oranchak ASAP!
  • 2024 Marching Crusaders Information Packet - CLICK HERE
  • To email the Director CLICK HERE


For information about volunteering, be sure to check out the L'Anse Creuse High School North Bands Facebook page.

See below for the 2024-2025 Band Booster Meeting Schedule: