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.

Sep
25
2021 Morton Marching Invitational
https://mortonbands.org/about/2021-morton-invitational
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 15 years.

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What They Say About Us

All throughout 6th grade and junior high band, I looked up to these kids in the years above me, as the coolest, most talented people in the world. And when I got to high school, I got to march right next to them. They opened up my vision of the things we could achieve as a band, and of what I could become as an individual. These people I met didn’t just become the people I looked up to in band, but in every aspect of my life. In every other activity I joined once school started, I had a band kid that I looked up to to show me the way.

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