North Marion H.S. Music Department

J. Craig Lilly
Director of Music

The NMHS Music Department believes every student should have the privilege to participate in the music programs at NMHS.  Music is at the core of education that encompasses art, foreign and universal languages, math, history, science, technology, life-skills, physical education, the military, entertainment, creativity, and various cultures.  These musical experiences will enrich students' lives in preparing for their future and will culminate in a life-long appreciation for music and learning. The Music Department staff work extremely hard year-round to make this program a success.

The Music Department encompasses the "Colt Stampede Marching Band", "Jazz Ensemble", "Concert Band", "Solo & Ensemble", Indoor Winds Ensemble, "Phantasmagoria" Indoor Percussion Ensemble & "Phantasy" Indoor Colorguard team & the "Colt Concert Chorus" which is our vocal music program.

Join the NMHS Performing Arts Department and bring along your positive attitude.  We are dedicated to providing you with experiences that will guide you in your future musical endeavors, assist you with your academics, and enrich your life after high school.  

"Music education opens doors that help children pass from school into the world around them - a world of work, culture, intellectual activity, and human involvement"

       ~ Gerald Ford, former President of the United States.  

If you're a dedicated, self-disciplined team player and willing to learn, WE NEED & WANT YOU!!!  Believe in yourself and anything is possible.  Come help us continue a tradition of Excellence! 

We welcome you to our family.  

Thank you!!

J. Craig Lilly
NMHS Music Department

Register for Information

North Marion Music Department uses the Charms system for all things. Including attendance, communication, calendars, volunteer opportunities, and finances. We encourage all students to create an account which is free so that you have access to everything you need to know at the tip of your fingers. click on the link below to register or to update information.

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NMHS Band Directors

J. Craig Lilly


Bill Pirzer


Andrew Couse


Barden Cuddington


Hugh F. Wolcott


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