602 F Street
LaPorte, IN 46350
Phone: 219-362-3102 Fax: 219-324-2142

Principal: Mr. Ben Tonagel
Associate Principal: Mr.Scott Upp

Music Department Extra-Curricular

Marching Band

The LaPorte Marching Band is an extra-curricular offering within the band program. The band has established a tradition of being one of the more entertaining competitive bands in the state. The band was an ISSMA State Finalist in 1991 and 2003 and place second at the Florida Citrus Bowl Music Festival in 1991 and 1995. The band was also a featured television band in the 1999 Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade and a Finalist at the 1998 and 2000 Bands of America Mid-east Regional Championship. In 2003, the band was featured in a Thanksgiving weekend Magic Kingdom Parade at Disney World.

The Marching Band is open to all band members with non-band members accepted with the approval of the directors. Members of the color guard and percussion sections are selected by audition during the Spring of the previous school year. Complete schedules for the summer and fall are made available to students during the Spring of the previous school year. Students are responsible for a membership fee.

Winter Guard

The La Porte Winter Guard is an extra-curricular offering within the band program. The guard was the Scholastic A Class Champion in the Midwest Color Guard Circuit in 1999, 2001, 2003, and 2004. They have also been finalists at numerous Winter Guard International (WGI) Regional Championships and have advanced to the Scholastic A Class Semifinals at the WGI World Championships.

The Winter Guard is open to all female students enrolled at La Porte High School. Members are selected by audition in November each year. Complete schedules are made available to students during October with complete audition and membership requirements. Students are responsible for a membership fee that includes the cost of extensive travel for the group.

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