The Dakota Winter Drumline is a competitive extra-curricular indoor ensemble that consists of the marching percussion and front ensemble sections of a marching band. Members practice multiple times during the week and participate in two mini-camps. The Dakota Drumline will compete in Winter Guard International Sports of the Arts (WGI) Competitions and Michigan Alliance for Performing Arts (MAPA) Competitions. The MAPA State Finals and the WGI World Championship take place in April.
In 2019, the Dakota Winter Drumline placed 2nd at MCGC state championships earning the silver medal in their class. In 2020, the Dakota Winter Drumline was named WGI Regional Champions and was on their way to winning a state championship title as well as potentially being a WGI semi-finalist until Covid struck. In 2022 the Dakota Winter Drumline came in 2nd Place and received the Silver Medal at MAPA State Championships!
Winter Guard is a competitive indoor performance based activity. Winter Guard is a combination of the use of flags, sabers, mock rifles, and other equipment, as well as dance and other interpretive movement.Members practice multiple times per week and compete in the Michigan Color Guard Circuit.