The Pride of Dexter
At Dexter High School, students participate in one of three bands based on the results of an audition each spring: Varsity Band, Concert Band, and Symphonic Band. These three outstanding groups combine to make up the Dreadnaught Marching Band. The Marching Band holds Band Camp at Hillsdale College each summer, performs at all home football games, and participates in several annual parades and marching band exhibitions/festivals.
The Color Guard functions as an integral part of the Dreadnaught Marching Band that provides an important visual element. Movement and beginning – intermediate dance fundamentals using flags are the core of the curriculum. Auditions are open to all Dexter High School students each spring and all are welcome to try out. Students are required to commit to a schedule of rehearsal sessions and performances outside of the school day.
Policy for Music/Athletic Conflicts
When DHS Band and DHS Athletic Department activities conflict, they will be addressed using the following rubric:
- Band practice vs. athletic practice: student does part of both
- Band performance vs. athletic practice: student performs with band
- Band practice vs. athletic contest: student competes with team
- Band performance vs. athletic contest: band director works with coach and Athletic Director, and student will be directed.