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2017 High School Band Day

Band Day

Band Day

Band Day

The Mu Kappa Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi and the Laker Marching Band invite YOU to the Annual GVSU High School Band Day on Saturday, September 30, 2017 as the Lakers of Grand Valley take on the Cardinals of Saginaw Valley State University!

Come take a tour of the Allendale Campus and be apart of the action with the National Championship Laker Football Team as the 2017 GVSU Band Day musicians perform in a powerful mass band with the GVSU "Pride of the Midwest!"

If you have any questions please free to contact us by phone at (616) 331-2942, or by email at

2017 Band Day Registration

Registration Deadline
Sept. 25 @ 9am

The 2017 GVSU Band Day Registration will open May 1, 2017. If you have any questions, please e-mail Dr. John Martin at

All participants must register online. You can enter 1-15 registrants (participants and guests). If you have more than 15, then you will need to submit more than one time. Online registrations must be completed by the director or their appointee by 9:00am on Monday, September 25, 2017.


GVSU Band Day Costs

The cost of attendance for a student is $30. 

This includes the following

  1. Pizza Dinner
  2. One (1) ticket to the football game
  3. Your Band Day T-shirt.

Guests can request football tickets ($13/per person) for the game through the online 2017 GVSU Band Day Registration site. Every guest attending the football game will need to purchase a ticket.

Guests can request a dinner ticket ($10/per person) through the online 2017 GVSU Band Day Registration site. The meal is optional.


Payments will be accepted at the Band Day Check-in on Saturday, September 30 for all those who registered online.

All participants must be paid in-full on or before Saturday, September 30 to participate.

Check In

Band Day Check In is from 10:00am - 1:00pm at the Performing Arts Center practice field.

All materials (Music, T-Shirt, Tickets for students and Tickets for Guests) will be handed out at Check In.


Each band can purchase the following musical selections that will be performed during the 2017 Band Day Halftime Show or music will be provided the day of the event:

Music Selections will be posted on May 1, 2017.


ALL participants must bring their own instrument or flag, lyre and flip folder. GVSU will not provide any instrument or flag, lyres or flip folders for the Band Day Event.

GVSU will transport any instrument cases to the field for the participants. All cases taken to the field must be picked up after the half-time performance.

Uniform Information

Participants are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes or may wear their HS Band Uniform.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Dr. John Martin, Director of Athletic Bands at or call (616) 331-2942. 

Color Guard Videos

Color Guard videos of the Band Day song selections will be posted on September 1, 2017.


Majorette Information

  1. Majorettes will be placed around the field and not as a group.
  2. Each majorette will prepare your OWN routine for each song. 
  3. Song #1 - TBD
    • This song will feature one (1) baton work.
  4. Song #2 - TBD
    • This song will feature two (2) baton work if possible or one (1) baton work. 

All majorette participants can contact Moriah Muscaro if you have any questions. Moriah's e-mail:

GVSU Band Day Schedule



10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Band Day Check-In at Performing Arts Center Marching Band Field

Optional guided tour of Allendale Campus or interviews with LMB members.

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Laker Marching Band Rehearsal at Performing Arts Center Marching Band Field. Open rehearsal. ALL encouraged to attend!

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Mandatory Rehearsal with Laker Marching Band

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Pizza Dinner at field and change into band uniform

5:30 PM

Line up with the Laker Marching Band behind the PAC field to prepare for march to Lubber's Stadium

6:00 PM

Arrive at Lubber's Stadium

7:00 PM

Kick off - Saginaw Valley State University vs. GVSU