Morton

 Marching Band  Morton, IL

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2008 Show
"AF 632: Brave New World"

Symphony no. 9-Antonin Dvorak
Original Music by Craig Fitzpatrick

2008 Awards & Placements
Chicagoland Marching Band Festival
1st Place in Class 2A Field (Music, GE, Percussion, Auxiliary, DM)
Pekin Dragon Classic
Grand Champion
1st Place in Class 3A Field (Visua, GE, Perc, Aux)
Lincoln-Way Invitational
Grand Champion
1st Place in Class 2A Field (Music, Visual, GE)
Illinois State Marching Band Championships
1st Place in Class 2A Field (GE, Auxiliary, Winds, Percussion, Crowd Appeal)
8th Place in Finals
Bands of America Super Regional Championships: St. Louis, MO
3rd Place in Class 2A Field
13th Place in Finals
Illinois Marching Band Championships Large Schools
2nd Place in Class 1A Field (Percussion)
Bands of America Regional Championships: Indianapolis, IN
4th Place in Class 2A Field
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Director(s)
Craig Hatter, Katrina Fitzpatrick & John Gonzalez
School Colors
Black and Red
2024 Enrollment n/a   IMO Division n/a
2023 Enrollment n/a   IMO Division n/a

Attending Festivals In 2024

Notes
Illinois State Marching Band Championships Champions: 2022, 2023.
Illinois State Marching Band Championships Finalists: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023.
Illinois State Marching Band Championships Class 2A Champions: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023.

Illinois Marching Band Championships Small Schools Governors' Trophy Champions: 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016.
Illinois Marching Band Championships Class 1A Champions: 2005, 2006, 2007.
Illinois Marching Band Championships Class 3A Champions: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016.

BOA Grand National Semifinalists: 2010, 2018, 2021, 2022, 2023.

BOA Cedar Falls, IA Regional Finalists: 2021.
BOA St. Louis, MO Regional Finalists: 2008, 2012, 2017, 2018, 2023.
BOA Toledo, OH Regional Finalists: 2017.
BOA St. Louis, MO Class AA Regional Champions: 2012, 2023.
The marching band is made up of approximately 130 students and performs in competitions throughout the region as well as at home football games. The band program includes Concert Band, Symphonic Winds, Jazz Band, Pep Band, Brass Ensemble, and Music Theory. Several students from these groups are also chosen to participate as members of the All-District and All-State Bands. Morton represented Illinois in the 2009 Inaugural Parade for President Barack Obama. Morton was a 2010 Bands of America Grand National Semifinalist, their first time ever, placing 3rd in Class AA.