HighStepMarching.com celebrates high step marching bands!
High step marching is a high-energy, high-effort, crowd-pleasing style of marching. When combined with the strong sound of full marching band, it helps create field shows that brings audiences to their feet.
Many bands still march high step, even though many have transitioned to corp style in recent years.
High step marching is more challenging than other styles, requiring more effort by the marcher. The musician needs to not only play their instrument well, but needs to be able to lift their high on every step and make sharp turns. It is a very athletic form of marching and the musicians get in great shape. While it requires more effort, it is much more exciting for the audience.
Band directors that choose high step teach showmanship and lead bands that entertain crowds of all kinds, especially football crowds. Corps style is generally appreciated by band people to the exclusion of most other crowds.
High step bands often do not go to competitions, but focus on being part of their schools. This allows a band to learn and perform more music and often put on a different show at each football game, which is far more entertaining for the crowd.
This site is not about pitting high step versus corps style, though the difference are stated to show the contrast, nor about putting down corp style. There are modifications where a high step band borrows from corps style and vice versa. A corps style band may use a high step mark time. High steps bands use corps marching for parades or for slow melodic songs. It is simply about celebrating high step bands.
Lumen Christi High School Titan Marching Band, Jackson, Michigan
The University of Michigan Marching Band http://mmb.music.umich.edu/
The Indiana University Marching Hundred http://www.indiana.edu/~bands/index.php
Midland High School Chemic Marching Band, Midland Michigan
The University of California Marching Band http://calband.berkeley.edu/
The Lehigh University Marching 97 http://www.marching97.org/
Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
LaMarque High School, LaMarque, Texas
Lakeville North High School Marching Band, Lakeville, Minnesota
Jefferson High School, Bloomington, Minnesota
Carver High School, Winstom-Salem, North Carolina
Clifton High School, Clifton, New Jersey
University of Wisconsin
University of Washington
Notre Dame University
University of Southern California
Grambling State University
University of Illinois
University of Minnesota
University of Iowa
Penn State University
Ohio State University
Michigan State University
Central State University