GVL / Courtesy - 501 Swing

GVSU students find creative outlet in swing band

At Grand Valley State University, as well as in the greater Grand Rapids area, swing dancing has made a prominent name for itself. For certain musical students at GVSU, this sparked an interest in establishing a jazz band.  Out of this idea and a lot of organizing, 501 Swing Street was born. 

GVL - Courtesy of Shea Sarns

Laker Marching Band drumline auditions to kick off this month

The Grand Valley State University Laker Marching Band (LMB) is one of the largest and most visible NCAA Division II marching bands in the country and has provided music and entertainment for football fans since 1977.  This year's auditions for the LMB drumline will begin Saturday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and continue Sunday, May 21, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Room 1515 of the Performing Arts Center on the Allendale Campus.

GVL/Kevin Sielaff - The GVSU marching band marches around the clock tower before kick-off. Grand Valley defeats Tiffin with a final score of 45-7 on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at Lubbers Stadium.

GVSU color guard and drumline camp to kick off in July

The discipline of being a part of a team like a marching band or color guard is an experience that students will take with them through life. The Laker Marching Band (LMB) color guard and drumline summer camp at Grand Valley State University gives students an opportunity to fine-tune skills that reach far beyond musical notes, instruments and routines.