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The Marching Eagles!

The Marching Eagles are a musical marching unit that meets as after-school class during the first semester of the school year. Participation is open to all students grade 10-12, and any 9th graders at Malow or Shelby Jr. High who will be attending Eisenhower as their home school the following year.  The prerequisite for the Marching Eagles is concurrent concert band or jazz ensemble study during hours one though six. The ensemble consists of woodwinds, brass, percussion (drumline/pit), and a color guard. Membership requires total dedication and maximum effort in all aspects of marching, playing, rehearsal, and performance.


We provide entertainment at home football games, local parades and events, and at the MSBOA District Marching Band Festival held in early October. The class meets mid-August through late-October in after school and evening rehearsals. The color guard and percussion sections may be expected to rehearse once every week in addition to the scheduled ensemble meetings. Participation in the Marching Eagles will result in mandatory attendance at all rehearsals and performances, including the parades and band camps during the spring and summer.

The Marching Eagles are under the direction of Mrs. Lawanda Parker and Mr. Jonathan Carrothers. Our Drumline instructor is Mr. George Dunn, and Colorguard instructor is Ms. Vikki Kiesling.  The award-winning ensemble has performed all over the country, and it one of the largest bands in Metro-Detroit’s Macomb County! Check the calendar for our most current schedule so you can come listen to the amazing Marching Eagles!!!

Click HERE for the PE Waiver — two seasons in the Marching Eagles waives the district PE requirement!