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Band Day

Band Day

Band Day

Band Day



OCTOBER 29, 2016

The 2016 GVSU Band Day Registration is closed. If you have any questions, please e-mail Dr. John Martin at 

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, October 29, 2016 as the Lakers of Grand Valley take on the Oilers of the University of Findlay! The show for 2016 is a Halloween theme that includes the GVSU Laker Marching Band and Band Day participants wearing their own costumes or band uniform!

Come take a tour of the Allendale Campus and be apart of the action with the National Championship Laker Football Team as the 2016 GVSU Band Day musicians perform in a powerful mass band with the GVSU "Pride of the Midwest!"

2016 Band Day Registration

The 2016 GVSU Band Day Registration is closed. If you have any questions, please e-mail Dr. John Martin at 


I. Registration

**ONLINE Registration will close at 9:00am on Monday, October 24, 2016. Payment can made at Band Day Check-In on Saturday, October 29.

All participants must register online. Beginning in 2016, we are implementing an online registration process! 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.
Please note -
1) It will take longer to enter multiple names/information as the website loads the information. Please be patient during data entry.
2) All participants MUST register through the online "Band Day Registration Form."


II. Payment

Payments will be accepted at the Band Day Check-in on Saturday, October 29 for all those who registered online. All participants must be paid in-full on Saturday, October 29 to participate.


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.


Each band can purchase the following musical selections that will be performed during the 2016 Band Day Halftime Show or music will be provided the day of the event:

Time Warp - arr. Tom Wallace / JW Pepper, $65

Thriller - arr. Paul Murtha / JW Pepper, $50

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 2016 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 2016 GVSU Band Day Registration site. The meal is optional.

All materials (Music, T-Shirt, Tickets for students and Tickets for Guests) will be handed out at Band Day Check - In on Saturday, October 29.


GVSU Band Day Additional Information

The 2016 GVSU Band Day Registration is closed. If you have any questions, please e-mail Dr. John Martin at 

Online registrations must be completed by the director or their appointee by 9:00am on Monday, October 24, 2016

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

Uniform Information

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

Halloween costumes must be appropriate, approved by the participant's HS band director and GVSU marching band director, and the participant must be able to play their instrument. The costumes must not promote any kind of violence, hatred, or political stance. The participant may be barred from marching if their costume is inappropriate. If you have any questions concerning this policy, please e-mail Dr. John Martin, Director of Athletic Bands at or call (616) 331-2942. 

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 - Time Warp (click on link for audio track) 
This song will feature one (1) baton work.

4) Song #2 - Thriller (click on link for audio track) 
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:

Color Guard Videos


The five short Color Guard work videos (links below) will be used for both Time Warp and Thriller. 

Video 1 Video 2

Video 3 Video 4

Video 5

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 Halloween costume or 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 - University of Findlay vs. GVSU