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Band in Review

Take a look at what the Mount Pleasant High School Marching Band has accomplished during their very busy and rewarding season!
Claire Vogel
Mount Pleasant High School Marching Band talking about their performance afterwards.

A lot of hard work goes into the show from both me and the students, but in the end it is always worth it. – Matt Taton

The Mount Pleasant High School Marching Band recently ended their season in indianapolis with the biggest competition of the year, the Michigan State Bands Of America Grand Nationals. What all did they do to lead them there? well let’s take a look at their season in review and see how they did.

The show was entitled Disco Fever and featured “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor, “Wishing on a Star” by Rose Royce, “Stayin’ Alive” and “Night Fever” by the Bee Gees. The music was arranged by MPHS Alumni Dr. David Biedenbender. The Mount Pleasant High School Marching Band competed at Sparta HS (1st place and captions for best music, visual, general effect, color guard, and percussion), Novi HS (2nd place), Lake Orion HS (5th place), DeWitt (MCBA State Finals Prelims, 7th place) and again 7th Place at MCBA State Finals at Ford Field in Detroit.  The finish at State Finals was the band’s highest finish since 2016, despite the low number of people.

The band then traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana for the Bands of America Grand Nationals.  The band performed at their best and finished a respectable 72nd out of 93 bands.  Many of the best bands in the nation were represented and many of the bands had over 250 members. Based on the size of the band and the budget they are working with this is very impressive. “It was a great experience to compete against some of the best marching band programs in the country” said Mr. Taton.

The Mount Pleasant High School Marching Band is always looking for new members and director Matt Taton, says that anyone can try out. Mr. Taton and the band are looking forward to another high energy, familiar music show for 2024. Stay Tuned!


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Claire Vogel, Creative Director / A&E Editor
Claire Vogel is a junior at MPHS. She had an interest in newspapers because she feels like the arts are underrepresented in news. When she is not covering arts and entertainment she is dancing on the Mount Pleasant High School Varsity Dance Team and dancing at Mount Pleasant School of Dance as well as playing cello.
Jason Anderson, Technical Director / A&E Co-Editor
Jason Anderson is a junior and a first-year staffer on the Pipeline. He chose to join the paper because he wanted to contribute to something bigger for the school, and apply his relevant skills. He is most interested in going out and taking pictures of various activities for the newspaper. 
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