Get To Know Us

The Morton band program is under the direction of Tim Gray and 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.

Oct
01
2022 Morton Marching Invitational
Google Form Link: https://forms.gle/UaokK9yr7eQ3bzwz5
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 16 years.

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What They Say About Us

My favorite memories in band start on my first day when I was nervous coming into the group as a freshman but instantly saw how caring and supportive the staff was and knew that I had found a home for the next four years. Taking that first step out onto Lucas Oil Field in Indianapolis also showed me how lucky I was to be a part of such a great organization that prides themselve on providing the best expereince possible to all of its members. 

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