(updated 06/1/23 - 7:35am)

Concert Bands

  • Upcoming events - 
    • Uniform Return - Concert Uniforms were to be turned in Thursday, May 11th. Many are still out. Please return them as soon as possible.
    • Other Post Concert Activities include - Duet Project, Music Prep for the 2023 Marching Crusaders, Sight Reading, Making Mr. Griffith Happy :P.
    • A Concert Season calendar will be released soon. Most dates have been added to the google calendar on the "Calendar" page.

Band Boosters

Marching Crusaders

  • MARCHING BAND MERCH! - CLICK HERE to go to the Marching Crusaders merchandise store. Gear for mom, dad, or anyone. Check it out!
  • Registration was Wednesday, May 31st. If you missed registration and would still like join the 2023 Marching Crusaders, please email Mr. Griffith ([email protected]) as soon as possible!
  • See the Marching Crusaders Information below for season details.


UPDATE 05/31/23


  • Marching Crusaders Registration was Wednesday, May 31st. If you missed it, IT'S NOT TOO LATE! Email Mr. Griffith as soon as possible for information on how to register! The document packet can still be found below, as well as in the LCN Band Room.
  • Next Events
    • Drumline and Color Guard Practices - Color Guard Dates for summer practices were given by the instructors and are now available on the website calendar. Drumline dates will be posted soon.
    •  Mini-Camp - June 14th, 16th and 17th at LCN. Incoming 9th graders will need to bring all MB items with them to school the 14th. MSN students will be met by student leaders at their school and brought to the high school. MSE students will have a school bus take them from MSE to LCN. Wednesday's rehearsal will be for all new marchers, all student leaders, all drumline students, and all color guard members. Friday and Saturday's rehearsals are for all 2023 Marching Crusaders. See the marching band calendar for rehearsal times.
  • Marching Band Registration Documents are still available in the Band Room. Or CLICK HERE to view/print a PDF copy of the registration documents.
  • COLOR GUARD - CLICK HERE for the 2023 Color Guard Calendar.
  • DRUMLINE AND FRONT ENSEMBLE - Marching Band Percussion Sectionals will meet the same dates as the color guard. See the website calendar or the color guard calendar for the dates. All sectionals will be 6pm-9pm in the LCN Band Room. 
  • Marching Crusader Payments - For online payments, go to the "Payments" page, or CLICK HERE


  • CLICK HERE to go to the Marching Crusaders merchandise store. Gear for mom, dad, or anyone. Check it out!

NEW FOR 2023!

If you look at the 2023 season calendar (Below), you will notice the return of Mini-Camp, but at a different time of year. This season, the Marching Crusaders season will begin with three rehearsals right at the end of the 22-23 school year. Wednesday, June 14th (12:30pm-3:30pm) New Marcher, All Percussion, Students Leaders, Color Guard only. Friday, June 16th and Saturday, June 17th (8:30am-3:30pm) - All 2023 Marching Crusaders.


Links to volunteer for Marching Band Events can be found on the Volunteers page. Please help!


  • Drumline Information - CLICK HERE to see Drum Line and Front Ensemble Information Now available
  • New Marcher parent meeting PowerPoint - CLICK HERE (Posted after New Marcher Orientation)
  • 2023 Marching Crusaders Calendar - CLICK HERE - if you see an error, please alert Mr. Oranchak ASAP!
  • 2023 Marching Crusaders Registration Documents - CLICK HERE
  • To email the Director CLICK HERE


The next event for parent volunteers will be - Thursday, May 18th at 7pm in the LCN Band Room

For information on the next Band Booster meeting, see the Band Booster page.

Thanks to all volunteers for helping make the Spring Craft Show a success! Crafty Christmas in December is our next show.

Vendors, CLICK HERE to go to the Craft Show Page!

Welcome to

Our family entertaining yours!

L'Anse Creuse High School - North Instrumental Music is under the direction of Mr. Daniel Griffith and Paraprofessional Mr. Scott Oranchak and includes three full concert bands, several chamber ensembles, an after school Jazz Band, and a marching band of over 70 members.  The Marching Crusaders is competitive within the Scholastic Marching Band circuit.

Crusader Bands have established a reputation of excellence through inclusion and integrity in marching, concert, and auxiliary programs. The band has consistently earned exemplary awards at MSBOA state competitions, receiving first division ratings in marching, concert, and sight reading contests.


What a better way to know what is going on than to join us at our monthly meetings the 3rd Thursday every month at 7:00 pm in the Band Room. 

Next meeting:

Thursday, May 18th 2022 at 7:00pm in the band room.

Simple Fundraising Opportunities!

RESTAURANT NIGHTS - Occasionally the band boosters arrange restaurant fundraisers. A local restaurant will arrange a period of time where a portion of sales will be donated back to the Band Boosters. Usually, a flier is needed to be brought with you. See the booster emails and the website calendar for dates and fliers.

KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS program is easy, just enroll with your Kroger Rewards card and a percentage of your normal purchases go to the band. If you don't already have an online account, create one and enter your Kroger Card number. Then click Kroger Community Rewards under the Savings & Rewards tab. Use the NOP# TY146 when you get to the enrollment screen. Then leave it to Kroger to donate quarterly.

AMAZON SMILE is another way for LCN Band to get credit for your normal shopping. Just log in to amazon by using the special link and shop as normal. You will need to register and select L'Anse Creuse North Band Boosters as the organization. Bookmark the link, because you must log in through the link for your purchases to count.

Thanks for visiting!


Congratulations to all ensembles on their fine performances. We are honored to work with so many hard working individuals!

CLICK HERE for the MSBOA Band Festival Details (hard copies available in the band room)

CLICK HERE for the building map of Dakota High School. Students will meet near the west entrance in the Atrium

CLICK HERE for a diagram of the parking lots for Dakota High School.


(Updated 03/20/23 - 7:30am)

Congratulations to all participants! There were many fantastic performances! The parents and staff of the LCN Instrumental Music Program are extremely proud of the hard work you all put into this event!


And a word from our sponsors

LCN Bands are greatly appreciative of our generous sponsors.  Please take a moment to support those who support us. 

Marco's Pizza 

48700 Gratiot Ave, New Baltimore, MI 48051


Penne Lane Ristorante Italiano

44905 Morley Dr.

Clinton Township, MI

Phone: 586-741-5583


Students that use school instruments for the 2022-2023 school year have received their instrument, if requested, with the exception of a few instruments being repaired. The remaining instruments will be distributed to students in the fall.

If you have questions, please contact the director at [email protected] 


No information at this time.

For the handbook and warm-ups, CLICK HERE to go to the Drum Line Page.