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The Morton band program serves the music education development of over 190 wind, percussion, and guard students at Morton High School. The goal of Morton Bands is to develop students’ lifelong love of music and to expand their musical achievement through appropriate performance opportunities in Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Winds, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Marching Band, Brass Ensemble, and Color Guard. Considerable emphasis is placed on individual student growth and achievement. Each year, multiple band members are selected for the Illinois Music Education Association District Honor Band and Orchestra, All-State Bands and Orchestras, and various honor ensembles throughout the state.

2017 Sudler Shield

The Morton High School Band Program is the recipient of the 2017 Sudler Shield - An international award recognizing high school, youth, and international marching bands of world class excellence, presented by the John Philips Sousa Foundation. In May of 2018, a formal award ceremony, hosted by the John Philip Sousa Foundation, was held to the students, parents, and staff of the Morton High School band program. The John Philip Sousa Foundation is a non-profit foundation dedicated to the promotion of international understanding through the medium of band music.

2024 Morton Marching Invitational
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11:00am – 9:30pm
Morton High School - Carper Field

Why Join MHS Marching Band?

The Morton High School Marching Band is a Bands of America Grand National Semifinalist and a Bands of America St. Louis Super Regional Class AA Champion. The band has performed in the Presidential Inaugural Parade and has won five Illinois Governor’s Trophy awards. At the state level, the Morton High School Marching Band has won the Illinois State Class 2A Championship for the past 17 years.

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What They Say About Us

I own A Balanced Life here in Morton and it is an integrative medical clinic that help people optimize their body with weight loss, hormones and other balance that is needed. I chose to be a sponsor for the Morton HS band because of the amazing opportunity it has given to my daughter. Morton focuses on pride in performance which is important for these students to learn at an early age. Working hard and being proud of your work is necessary for everything in life. I LOVE how respectful and all in these kids are. It develops a great work ethic as well as leadership skills that are key in life.

A Balanced Life
A Balanced Life / Band Parent/Sponsor