--Classifieds--

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The Elk Rapids High School Marching Band is looking to hire a Percussion Instructor for the upcoming 2019 marching season and possibly beyond. Click here for the job description with more information. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, June 19. Any questions, contact Nick Anderson at [email protected]


Troy Athens is in need of color guard instructors for the 2019 marching band season. The opportunity may extend into the winter guard season.

Position Requirements:

  • Attendance at all rehearsals and performances
  • Teach basic flag, rifle, and movement technique
  • Choreograph appropriately to students' training
  • Assist in running rehearsals
  • Leading rifle sectionals

Candidates should have strong training in equipment, movement and performance. Strong rifle technique is required. Performance experience in WGI/DCI preferred.

Applicants should contact, Adam Cable, band director, or Sarah Curran, guard director, with a description of experience and background.

Adam Cable
Band Director
[email protected]

Sarah Curran
Guard Director
[email protected]


Lamphere High School is seeking a drumline instructor for the 2019 marching band season. The Lamphere Marching Band is an MCBA Flight IV competitive organization.
The position includes:

  • Attendance at all competitions and home football games as needed
  • Attendance at all rehearsals throughout the season
    • Spring – pre-season percussion recruiting sessions, held weekly in late April and early May
    • Summer – approximately 8 full-day rehearsals spread through late June, July,
      and August. Additional percussion-only sectionals held weekly through summer.
    • Band Camp – one week in mid-August, held at the school
    • Fall - Two weekday afternoon/evening rehearsals per week, Saturday rehearsals/contests. Additional percussion-only sectionals held weekly.
  • Instruction of basic and applied percussion technique
  • Assistance with rehearsal planning and show design
  • Modifying written arrangements as necessary to suit a particular group of students
  • Assistance with visual responsibilities as necessary

The candidate should be a leader in the marching arts, with skills in marching, choreography, and performance. DCI/WGI experience preferred.

Compensation is negotiable based on experience and achievements.

Applicants should contact Michael Garvey, band director, with a brief statement including
background, experience, and suitability for this position.

Michael Garvey
[email protected]
248-589-3943 x2849


Lamphere High School is seeking a woodwind instructor for the 2019 marching band season. The Lamphere Marching Band is an MCBA Flight IV competitive organization.

The position includes:

  • Attendance at all competitions and home football games as needed
  • Attendance at all rehearsals throughout the season
    • Summer – approximately 8 full-day rehearsals spread through late June, July, and August.
    • Band Camp – one week in mid-August, held at the school
    • Fall - Two weekday afternoon/evening rehearsals per week, Saturday rehearsals/contests
  • Assistance with rehearsal planning and show design
  • Instruction of basic and applied instrumental technique in both section and ensemble rehearsals
  • Assisting with visual responsibilities as needed

The candidate should possess a high level of musical skill and achievement, with prior experience as a participant or instructor in the marching arts.

Compensation is negotiable based on experience and achievements.

Applicants should contact Michael Garvey, band director, with a brief statement including background, experience, and suitability for this position.


Michael Garvey
[email protected]
248-589-3943 x2849


Crestwood High School is looking for a new color guard instructor.

Requirements:

  • Flag and rifle
  • Dance
  • Must be 21 or older
  • Teaching experience a plus but not mandatory
  • Somewhat local to the area (within 30 minutes please.)

Important dates:

Camp is August 5-10 and is required
Pre camp rehearsals are the week previous

This gig is open now, and my students would like to still work this winter.

Please contact:

Matt Ridenour
(734) 612-1723 (text please)
[email protected]


Are you in need of a marching band season color guard coach? I am seeking coaching opportunities in St. Clair Shores, Grosse Pointe, Hazel Park, or East Detroit area.

  • Member of Warren Mott color guard in high school for four years (2007-2010). Captain for 2 years
  • Member of the Western Michigan University Bronco Marching Band for 4 years (2010-2014). Captain my senior year.
  • Attended multiple Big Ten stadium games and Bowl games
  • Available for after school tryouts, practices, weekend clinics, band camp, and Friday night Games.

Please email me back for further information such as resume, references, and availability.

[email protected]


Flushing High School looking for a Percussion Caption Head: Click Here for Details


Lake Orion High School looking for a Color Guard Caption Head: Click Here for Details