About the Spring Lake Bands

The Spring Lake Band Department was founded in 1959 by Harold Luoma. (for information on Mr. Luoma and a scholarship fund setup in his memory, please click here) Ever since that time, the Spring Lake Bands have been widely recognized for their level of excellence. The bands are under the direction of Mike Truszkowski and Mark Grevengoed. The program consists of Fifth Grade Beginning Band, Sixth Grade Band, Seventh and Eighth Grade Concert Bands and the Middle School Jazz Band. At the High School, the program entails the Laker Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Pep Band, Musical Pit Orchestra and various ensembles. The concert programs have all consistently received first division ratings at MSBOA band festivals, the Laker Marching Band has been competing in the Scholastic Marching Band circuit since 2005 and the Jazz Band has received many awards in the recent years.

Spring Lake Directors throughout history

Harold Luoma – 1961 – 1968
Lynn Middlebrook – 1964 – 1973
Harvey VanDyke – 1968 – 1986
Bill Mills – 1973 – 1977
Jim Lawrence – 1977 – 1978
Tom Adams – 1978 – 1994
Rob Finn – 1987 – 1988
Betsy Wilson – 1986 – 1988
Joy Smith 1988 – 1991
Kricket Jackson 1994- 1996
Glen Miller – 1991 – 2003
Mark Sluiter -1995 – 2004
Mike Truszkowski – 2003 – present
Mark Grevengoed – 2004 – present

Author: Mark Grevengoed

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