Members of the color guard throwing flags in the air are seen from ground level.

Laker Marching Band in photos: 2023 season kicks off with camp that sets the tone

The pageantry, precision and pride of the Laker Marching Band starts each year on steamy August days before most other students arrive on campus. 

The students start with band camp, where they learn what it takes to be a member of the Laker Marching Band, from the music to the formations to the hard work and dedication that helps set them apart.

This is their story. 

See how the 2023 Laker Marching Band season started with this photo essay.

A person gestures while directing a band from a podium that contains a sign with the words, "GVSU Laker Marching Band."
A group of people playing trombone are seen from ground level.


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