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Director of Bands
Stevenson University Marching Band
The Stevenson University Marching Band debuted in fall 2011. Since then, it has grown to be one of Stevenson’s largest student organizations. Led by Director of Bands Mark Lortz, the band plays at events throughout the academic year, from football games and the University’s Convocation to pep rallies and high school marching band exhibitions. The band’s rousing performances include both contemporary and traditional marching band music. This contemporary-style marching band offers membership to all SU students. The band uses woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments along with synthesizers, guitars, and color guard. The main requirement to join the Stevenson Marching Band is a strong desire to be part of an energized university marching band.
The Stevenson Marching Band: What We Are About
Stevenson has made a strong financial commitment to its Marching Band in order to provide the best possible experience for its students. All of the band's school-owned brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments are Yamaha instruments and the percussion section exclusively plays Vic Firth sticks and mallets, Remo Drumheads and Avedis Zildjian cymbals. All members of the Stevenson University Marching Band receive a participation grant that increases each year for enrollment in the fall semester Marching Band class.
The Stevenson University Marching Band performs a variety of music. The halftime show that is performed at all home football games consists of music such as LMFAO, Destiny's Child, and Michael Jackson. The primary goal is to entertain and have FUN. Our Marching Band strives to create a unique sound by incorporating electronics, including synthesizer and bass.