The Macomb High School Marching Bomber Band is doing something this year to include more of the community. On the morning of Saturday, August 24th, the dynamic drumline and creative color guard will perform short marching demonstrations in three (3) different neighborhoods (Compton Park,  Meadowbrook, and S. Johnson / S. Randolph) in Macomb, between 9:45 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Band Booster parent volunteers will accompany student teams along the parade routes collecting donations as the drumline and color guard perform. These donations will be tabulated and the “winning neighborhood” will receive a personalized parade from the entire band and color guard through their streets at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 7th!  Look for a “Parade Today Here” sign in your neighborhood if yours is the winning neighborhood. All money collected will be used for the replacement of instruments and supplies. Donations can also be mailed to Macomb Band Boosters, PO Box 816 or dropped off at MHS (be sure to reference YOUR neighborhood with your donation).

The Marching Bomber Band would like to thank the entire community for their continued support and invite you to a concert on Saturday, September 7 at 5pm on the McDonough County courthouse lawn.

Band Director Doug Mattsey is excited for the event. “This is a wonderful start to the school year, band students have been practicing nearly daily since early August. This event is a way for them to play new music, wear their uniforms, and reach out to the community!”

Future performance dates and more information can be found on our website at www.macombbands.org

The schedule is as follows:

August 24

9:45 a.m. Demonstration and collection begins at Compton Park

10:30 a.m. Demonstration and collection begins at Meadowbrook

11:30 a.m. Demonstration and collection begins at S. Johnson/S. Randolph

September 7

3:30 p.m. Winning neighborhood receives full parade honors from entire band and color guard 5:00 p.m. Field show demonstration at McDonough County Courthouse lawn

Join the Macomb Bomber Band as they start the 2018 marching season. Band camp began in early August, adding many new faces with incoming freshman. Through the dedication of the staff and students, continual progress is being made on “Other Worlds”, their field show for this season.

You can see them perform at all MHS home football games this season, starting Friday, August 31. They will also perform at the following marching band competitions:  Morton (September 15), Limestone (October 6), Illinois State University and Western Illinois University (both October 20). The band wraps up the marching season with a performance at the conclusion of the Macomb Bands Chili Supper on October 22.

For performance photos and competition results, check out the Macomb Band Boosters webpage www.macombbands.org  or follow us on Facebook at Macomb Band Boosters, Inc. GO BAND !!

The Band Sweepstakes Winners Announced !!

The Macomb Band Boosters announced the winner of their Grand Band Sweepstakes May 1st at Fellheimer Auditorium, Macomb Jr.-Sr. High School. Collin and Courtenay Ring, of Macomb was the winner of the $1000 cash prize. The Ring’s generously donated the entire prize back to the band boosters to help support the purchase of student oboes, the purpose of this year’s fund raiser.

The band boosters would like to thank the Ring’s for their generosity, Citizen’s Bank, Terrill title, Dr. Christine Standard of Macomb Audiology, and Robin Briney/Key Relators for being our sponsors, and to all those who purchased chances for helping us achieve our goal.

Left to right: Douglas Mattsey, Macomb High School band director; Courtenay Ring; Collin Ring; Arturo Martinez, Macomb Junior High band director; Courtney Blankenship, Macomb Band Booster President