2016 Fanfare


James Boileau                                       NHSFanfare@yahoo.com


FANFARE 2016 is set for Saturday, October 1, 2016. This exciting marching band event is not only for the students, staff and parents, 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 26th  consecutive year.  Novi has consistently been praised for the quality and hospitality shown during this event.  In past years, we are hosting 10 – 15 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 2015 Fanfare Program was used to reduce the cost of the 2016 marching band fees.


We have twelve committees working hard on planning for Fanfare and 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, another email will be sent listing the committees and how to volunteer through Sign-Up Genius.   For now, please take the time to mark Saturday, October 1, 2016, to volunteer for one of the committees; no experience is necessary except for a smiling face. 

CRITICAL NEED - Registration Chair!

We have twelve committees working hard on planning for Fanfare.  To date, we have had a great response; many of our past chairs are present and we welcome those new volunteers who have stepped forward to help make this a successful event. 

We do have a critical chair position to be filled.  A volunteer is needed to head the Registration Committee.  The duties are to coordinate and assist in: 

  1.  Obtaining student volunteers to act as tour guides;
  2. Welcoming the bands and band directors when they arrive at the school on the day of FANFARE

This is an excellent opportunity to become involved with the FANFARE Program; no experience is necessary except for a smiling face.  Please contact James Boileau (james.boileau@yahoo.com) for more details.