Pride in Performance

Congratulations to the MHS Marching Band - 14th straight State of Illinois Class 2A Championship, Finalists of the 2018 Bands of America St. Louis Super Regional, Semifinalists of 2018 Grand National Championships, 4th in the Nation Class AA, and the 2017 Sudler Shield Award!

Wind Ensemble

At the end of the marching season, all students enrolled in Marching and Concert Band audition for placement in one of the three concert groups that meet during second semester.  The most advanced students are placed in Wind Ensemble 5th hour and Symphonic Winds 6th hour.  These two ensembles play a wide variety of advanced and standard wind literature. Private lessons are an expectation, and outside of school rehearsals are often scheduled in preparation for big events. Students in Wind Ensemble are expected to audition for the state ILMEA District Band. 

Morton High School’s Wind Ensemble has performed numerous times at the prestigious Illinois SuperState Concert Band Festival at the University of Illinois, the Illinois Music Education Conference, and the Music for All National Concert Festival. The ensemble performs at the high school band concerts as well as Mid-Illini and other selective events. Wind Ensemble is directed by Tim Gray and assisted by Mitch Jones. 

During the winter, all band students are required to perform at a portion of the girls and boys home basketball games with the MHS Pep Band.