| 1 min read | by Lonnie Huhman, |

The Dexter High School Marching Band gave a superior performance this past month during the MSBOA District 12 Marching Festival.

The Dreadnaught Marching Band received First Division (“Superior”) ratings from all of the judges at the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association District Marching Festival, according to Kenneth Moore, DHS Director of Bands and Music Dept. Chair.


Moore said there are nine evaluated categories, and the band received eight A grades, and three A+ grades.

“The Dexter Dreadnaught Marching Band is one of the most consistently successful groups in the school district due to incredibly hard-working students and terrific parent support,” Moore said. “Band students are extremely dedicated and motivated to perform at the highest level.”

There are 192 students in the band.

They are evaluated by rubrics constructed by the MSBOA, based on musical performance, marching fundamentals, and the general effect (showmanship) of the program.

Moore said the hard work and preparation starts in June with drumline and color guard practices each week, and then the full band has musical rehearsals in July and spends a week at band camp, where they work on the show about 12 hours a day. Once school starts, the band rehearses one or two evenings a week.