(updated 03/23/23 -8:15am)

Concert Bands

  • Upcoming events - 
    • Spring Assessment - Assessments are wrapping up Tuesday, March 28th.
    • Spring Craft Show - Saturday, April 22nd - Bands will perform during the day and donations are requested (see below). Every student making donation will receive extra credit. DONATION REQUESTS ARE BY LAST NAME (not grade):
      • A-C - Relaxation Time Basket - lotions, creams, bath salts, bubble bath, eye masks, essential oils, candles, etc.
      • D-G - Gift Cards Galore Basket - Donate gift cards from anywhere!
      • H-M - Family Movie Night Basket - Popcorn, seasoning, popcorn holders, boxes of movie theater candy, movie theater gift cards, etc.

      • N-R - I Scream You Scream - We All Scream for Ice Cream Basket - Syrups, sauces, sprinkles, marshmallow fluff, ice cream cones, DQ gift cards, etc.

      • S-Z - Lucky Lotto Basket - Donate Lotto Scratch-Offs.

    • Spring Concert - Wednesday, May 3rd 

Band Boosters

  • Upcoming booster events 
    • The next band booster meeting will be on Thursday, April  13th - 7pm in the Band Room.
    • Spring Craft Show - Saturday, April 22nd. 

Florida Trip

  • Luggage drop-off will occur tonight (Tuesday, March 28th) between 6pm and 8pm. Enter the room through door 48.
  • The Florida Travelers depart tomorrow morning (Wednesday, March 29th). Students should be dropped off at door 47.

Marching Crusaders

  • Updates to the Marching Crusaders section below have been made as of Monday, March 13th. Includes the calendar for the 2023 season!



Luggage check will occur between 6pm and 8pm in the band room. Luggage will remain in the school until loading Wednesday morning. Be sure to keep in your carry-on anything you will need for the bus ride AND anything you will need for the day in Animal Kingdom (change of clothes, basic toiletries, sunscreen, etc).


Departure is scheduled for 8am on Wednesday, March 29th. Students should be dropped off at the band room door #47 to wait for our Luxury Coaches. We will be checking carry-on items at that time.

TRIP INFO emailed to travelers on March 14th

CLICK HERE for Trip Info - Basic information about the trip meeting, luggage drop-off, and other items if interest.

CLICK HERE for information on Genie Service

CLICK HERE for the Bob Rogers Travel Reservations and Genie+ FAQs


CLICK HERE for the final Itinerary.


NECESSARY TRAVEL DOCUMENTS - Traveling students received hard copies of all the following documents on Monday, March 13th. A check mark on the cover letter indicates the form has been received by Mr. Griffith. If you need a new copy of the documents, please email Mr. G ASAP!

Information (how, where, and when) regarding the following forms will be posted soon. 

UPDATE 9/15/22

CLICK HERE for the Registration and Payment Instructions

CLICK HERE to go to the Bob Rogers Travel Registration and Payment Web Site.


UPDATE 03/013/23


  • Look below for the 2023 Marching Crusader Calendar of Events - Posted 3/13/23
  • Drum Major information has been posted in the band room. See the documents tower for information. See Mr. Griffith, Mr. Oranchak, or one of the 2022 Drum Majors with questions.
  • Drumline and color guard clinic information will be released after Spring Break!
  • Marching Band Registration and New Marcher Orientation will be Tuesday, May 23rd - Details and forms to come.


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


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


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!

Our annual Crafty Christmas show is fast approaching. Click the image to see the flier. Vendors, CLICK HERE to go to the Craft Show Page!

Stay tuned for information on our 2022-2023 shows.


The next event for parent volunteers will be - To Be Announced

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

Welcome to

Our family entertaining yours!

L'Anse Creuse High School - North Instrumental Music is under the direction of Mr. Daniel Griffith and assistant Mr. Anthony Berardi and includes three full concert bands, winter percussion ensemble and a marching band of over 70 members.  Both the Marching Crusaders and the LCN Percussion drumline are competitive circuit programs locally to the area.

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:

DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED, 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!

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.