You have reached the Pride of Portage Marching Band website.  The Pride of Portage is an ISSMA (Indiana
State School Music Association) Open Class A marching band from Portage Indiana.  Portage is located right under Lake Michigan and is about 45 minutes South-East of Chicago Illinois and three and a half hours North-West of Indianapolis Indiana.  The main site for the Portage High School Band Department can be found here

The Pride of Portage Marching band competes in ISSMA (Indiana State School Music Association) and festival marching competitions five weekends out of the fall season.  Festival Marching competitions change from year to year but typically include locations such as, Brownsburg Indiana, Mishawaka Indiana and Indianapolis Indiana.  In addition to marching competition the Pride of Portage Band also performs at every home football game and participates in the Memorial Day, Homecoming and 4th of July parades in Ogden Dunes and Portage Indiana.  

The Pride of Portage regularly travels to locations around the United States for performance and sightseeing opportunities.  Recently, the Pride of Portage traveled to Walt Disney World to perform in the evening parade at the Magic Kingdom.  In addition to the evening parade, the band participated in the "You're Instrumental" clinic where they recorded music from the Disney Movie, The Lion King.  In 2019, the band will travel to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to perform in the 100th annual Dunkin' Donuts Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade.  That trip will also feature sightseeing in New York City, with attractions like a Broadway Musical, the 9-11 Memorial, Top of the Rock Observation Deck, Times Square, the American Museum of Natural History and much more.  

The Portage Township Schools include 8 Elementary Schools, 2 Middle Schools and 1 High School.  Total student population for the Portage Township Schools typically a little more less 8,000 students with the high school typically containing close to 2,300 students.  Students start band in 6th grade in split classes and then move to full class instruction by 8th grade.  The high school has 4 different band classes, the Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble, as well as Music Theory I and II, Music History, Music Technology and several sections of Piano Lab.  The directors, email addresses and general information can be found under the Staff page.

If you need to drop off or pick up a band member, the band room entrance is door T.  Parents should always park in the parking lot and have students meet them at their cars.  Parents should not line up outside of door T as this creates a massive traffic jam.  If there is a performance in the Portage High School East Auditorium, students should be dropped off at door T, while parents should enter door A.