North Marion H.S. Music Department

J. Craig Lilly
Director of Music



151 West Highway 329
Citra, FL 32113
352-671-6010 (P)
352-671-6011 (F)

Colors: Garnet & Gold
Mascot: Colts


There are many ensembles included in the NMHS Music Department. The most recognized is the marching band which is known as the "Colt Stampede" boasting a membership of 80 plus members. The music department is under the current leadership of Director of Music, J. Craig Lilly since November 2005. 

 The Performing Arts Department also consists of the following: Concert Band, Chorus, Jazz Band, Indoor Winds Ensemble, "Phantasy" Color Guard, & "Phantasmagoria" Indoor Percussion. The entire Performing Arts program is the largest extra/co-curricular activity/club on the campus with a membership of 100+ Student Performers.


For more info Contact:
NMHS Band Office - (352) 671-6015
NMHS Fax - (352) 671-6011
Email Mr. Lilly:

This site has No Affiliation with the Marion County School Board.

NMHS Band Directors

J. Craig Lilly


Bill Pirzer


Andrew Couse


Barden Cuddington


Hugh F. Wolcott


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Current Fundraiser

Students have been given a Domino's fundraiser sheet to sell cards for pizza.  These were passed out on both Tuesday and Thursday, July 18 & 20. This fundraiser can help students pay for band camp ($100) or their fair share which is $200 for the entire year.  All money the kids raise go into their own band account at the school. Remember that you can subtract $5 for each music rehearsal you attended in July (4 total).