The Newaygo Band program is comprised of bands represented in grades 6-12. The Newaygo Band program has a long and proud history of success competing at MSBOA Band Festival, Solo and Ensemble, and MCBA State Championships. The Newaygo Band program is comprised of 6th through 8th grade bands, a combined 9th-12th grade Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Pep Band, Jazz Band, and Marching Band.
Middle School Program
The Newaygo Middle School Band program is comprised of 6-8th grade students. 6th and 7th grade bands are divided into two sections, woodwind and brass. The 8th grade band consists of all middle school band students. All Middle school band students at Newaygo are expected to participate in two concerts a year, a Winter Concert in December and a Spring Concert in May.
The 7th and 8th grade students may participate in solo and ensemble. Additionally, they travel as a group to Michigan Adventure each spring.
High School Symphonic Band
The Newaygo High School Symphonic Band is under the direction of Ms. Katie Baynes and participates in MSBOA District and State Festival each year. The Symphonic Band consistently receives Division 1 ratings at both District and State Festival and performs yearly at Newaygo's Graduation Ceremony.
High School Marching Band
The Newaygo High School Marching Band has been participating in the Michigan Competing Bands Association since 2009. Since their participation, the Newaygo Marching Band has never placed below 4th place at State Championships and has received two State Championship titles in 2010 and 2012. Last year, the Newaygo Marching Band received 1st place at every competition and 2nd in the State at MCBA State Championships with a score of 89.875.
MCBA State Championship Results: 2009 - 3rd Place 2010 - 1st Place 2011 - 2nd Place 2012 - 1st Place 2013 - 2nd Place 2014 - 3rd Place 2015 - 4th Place 2016 - 2nd Place
Newaygo High School Jazz Band
The Newaygo High School Jazz Band meets every day during advisory. The Jazz band is one of the most visible performing ensembles at Newaygo High School performing at Newaygo's Christmas Walk, Alumni Night, school performances, and at the Hasting's Jazz Festival. The jazz band consists of Newaygo's top high school musicians and is an audition and invitation only ensemble.
Newaygo High School Pep Band
The Newaygo High School Pep Band is a volunteer group of high school musicians who perform at select JV and Varsity basketball games in the winter.