Andrea Engler


FANFARE will be Saturday, October 7, 2017. This exciting Marching Band event is not only for the students, families, and friends, but also happens to be our band’s largest fundraiser.  

FANFARE is a competition at which High School Marching Bands from across the state of Michigan perform in front of a panel of judges.  These judges assess the bands on the basis of their precision in marching, performance of music, and overall effect of the show.  The bands are divided into four divisions based upon the individual school’s student population.

First hosted at Novi High School in September 1990, FANFARE is now entering its 27th consecutive year.  Novi has consistently been praised for the quality and hospitality shown during this event.  For 2017, we are hosting 14 bands for FANFARE.  As the host, we are responsible for seeing that the competitive bands have a great experience.  There are many opportunities to assist in FANFARE, from helping as a band guide to volunteering in concessions, security, or admission.  Parent volunteers are the key to ensuring that Novi continues to uphold its great reputation and continues to be given the chance to host again in the future.

This event is important to all band families as it helps reduce the costs of participation.  A portion of the profit from the 2016 Fanfare Program was used to reduce the cost of the 2017 Marching Band fees.


We have twelve committees working hard on planning for FANFARE. We need at least one parent from each of our band families to volunteer for at least one shift to help make this a successful event. 

Later this summer, an email will be sent to Marching Band families, listing the committees and how to volunteer through Sign-Up Genius.   For now, please take the time to mark Saturday, October 7, 2017, to volunteer for one of the committees; no experience is necessary except for a smiling face. This is an excellent opportunity to become involved with the fantastic Novi High School Marching Band. Also, your participation with the FANFARE fundraiser ensures that band fees next year will be kept as low as possible. 

Please contact Andrea Engler ( for more details.

Example Fanfare Program