Welcome to Petoskey Bands


Please click here or the button below to see what volunteer slots are left on our SignUp Genius!

Click here or the button below to see what food items we'll need to feed all of these hungry cyclists! Please bring all donated food items to the Petoskey High School band room doors between 12-1:00 or 5-6:30pm on Friday, September 1st. Thank you for your generosity!

We also appreciate monetary donations that goes towards the food that we do have to purchase! You can send a check to PO Box 236 (Petoskey, MI), Venmo PetoskeyBand-Boosters, or cash! (Please be sure to note on any form of payment that it is for "DALMAC".)

What is DALMAC you ask?

The DALMAC is a major cyclist event, with riders going in massive groups on several routes across the state.This is a fundraiser that we have every Labor Day weekend. We ask for volunteers to come in for a two-hour shift in a 28-hour window. (Any students receiving scholarships for camps will need to work this event as part of their scholarship). It’s a fun event!





Coming Up...

Night Rehearsals:

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays in August @ 6:30-9pm

Remaining August Night Rehearsals:

28, 29, 30

September dates:

Wednesday, Sept. 6 - Night Rehearsal 6:30-9pm

Friday, Sept. 8 - Home Football Game 

Monday, Sept. 11 - Night Rehearsal 6:30-9pm

Monday, Sept. 18 - Night Rehearsal 6:30-9pm

Friday, Sept. 22 - Home Football Game

Monday, Sept. 25 - Night Rehearsal 6:30-9pm

Friday, Sept. 29 - Home Football Game

Monday, Oct. 2 - Night Rehearsal 6:30-9pm

Saturday, Oct. 7 - Hastings Competition

Monday, Oct. 9 - Traverse City Invitational

Saturday, Oct. 14 - DeWitt Competition

Monday, Oct. 16 - Night Rehearsal 6:30-9pm

Friday, Oct. 20 - Home Football Game

Saturday, Oct. 21 - Brandon

Thursday, Oct. 26 - Marching Band Banquet

Marching Band uniform fitting appointments!

This year, we are going to require appointments to be fitted for Marching Band uniforms in an effort to avoid pulling students from band practice and also to synchronize with volunteers easier. 

Click here to sign up for your/your child's marching band uniform fitting appointment! (Parents are not required to come up to the loft...  it tends to be quite busy, crowded, and hot, so you probably don't want to be up there anyways!)
While these are the main dates and times that we will be sticking to, we also realize that schedules can be tricky with sports and work, so if a different time/date it absolutely necessary, please email (vanhoosier.cl.x@northmen.org) or text (231-330-4150) Carol VanHoosier or reply to this email to set up a custom appointment. If your child is late for their appointment, they may need to reschedule. We are also giving seniors a chance to get fitted during the first week so that they get first pick of uniforms, so you'll see that those appointments say "Seniors Only". After that first few days, seniors will simply choose another appointment. 
10th, 11th, and 12th graders: Before attending your scheduled appointment, please check to be sure that your marching shoes still fit and are in good shape to march in. Also, locate your hat because we will ask if you have located your hat at home! 
New shoes are $35. Gloves are $5. (Not all students wear gloves) Payment for shoes and gloves is required at time of shoe/glove pickup (we will email when they come in). Venmo, cash, and check accepted! Be sure to note what you are paying for on both checks and Venmo.
Please reach out if you have any questions and also if you are interested in helping with uniform fittings!

Marching Band Competitions


  • Marching band shirt under Uniform coat.
  • Black shoes and TALL, ALL BLACK socks.
  • Uniform hat and gauntlets.
  • Black gloves.
  • Guard uniform.
  • Instrument (with valve oil, backup sticks, reeds, etc.)
  • Lunch and dinner (packed) and/or money for concessions.
  • Water (we do supply some water, but typically not enough for everyone to have multiple bottles)

Be sure to think ahead about weather and dress appropriately. We do have marching rain jackets in case it rains OR SNOWS, but you could be wet for the ride home, so plan to have a change of clothes just in case. A water bottles and snacks are good to have also.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: We have modified the "Not Riding Home" procedure to help all parties involved with transportation keep better track of our students while away. 

If you are planning on driving your student home from the competition (everyone rides the bus down together), we need an email to Mr. Harder by the WEDNESDAY prior to the competition, so that we have enough time to compile the list for our drivers and chaperones.


The $150 Deposit for the 2024 Petoskey Band Trip to Disney World was due on June 9th. Checks must be made out to "Petoskey Band Boosters," and have student names and "Disney" on the memo line. This deposit can also be paid through Venmo by sending the payment to "Petoskey Band Boosters."

About Us

The Petoskey Band Program is made up of over 600 students in grades 6 through 12.  Performance ensembles include concert bands, jazz bands, steel drum bands, and the award winning Petoskey Marching Northmen as well as various other percussion and small group ensembles.   The Petoskey Band Program is committed to inspiring musical excellence in students and sharing a variety of exceptional musical performances throughout the community.   


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Volunteers are a huge piece of what makes the Petoskey Band Program successful. If you are able to help out for an up coming event, please email or call using the contact us page.


Upcoming Events

  • 22 Sep
    • Home Game v. Alpena 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
      Home Game v. Alpena
      Date: Sep 22
      Time: 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
      Calendar: High School Band Calendar
  • 25 Sep
    • Marching Rehearsal 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
      Marching Rehearsal
      Date: Sep 25
      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
      Calendar: High School Band Calendar
  • 29 Sep
    • Homecoming Game v. Cadillac
      Date: Sep 29
      Time: 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
      Calendar: High School Band Calendar
  • 2 Oct
    • Marching Rehearsal 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
      Marching Rehearsal
      Date: Oct 2
      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
      Calendar: High School Band Calendar
  • 7 Oct
  • 9 Oct
    • Thirlby Expo (Traverse City) 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
      Thirlby Expo (Traverse City)
      Date: Oct 9
      Time: 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
      Calendar: High School Band Calendar
  • 14 Oct
  • 16 Oct
    • Marching Rehearsal 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
      Marching Rehearsal
      Date: Oct 16
      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
      Calendar: High School Band Calendar

Petoskey Band Locations

Petoskey High School

1500 Hill Street
Petoskey, Michigan 49770

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Petoskey Middle School

801 Northmen Drive
Petoskey, Michigan 49770

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