There is no better way to define community pride than the excitement that builds when the Eaton Rapids Greyhound Marching Band’s colored flags, percussion cadence, precision marching dance steps and energetic music are part of a parade. The Greyhound Marching Band is one of the largest, most visible ambassadors for the community and the Eaton Rapids Public Schools. The marching band performs for over 100,000 people outside of the Eaton Rapids area each year including parades, marching band exhibitions, Lansing’s Silver Bells in the City parade and all home football games.
The Eaton Rapids Public Schools Band Program has a highly successful track record, an outstanding impact on our young people and a positive, outstanding reputation within and outside of our community.
Our bands consistently receive I-II ratings at adjudicated band festivals. High School bands have performed in the Detroit Thanksgiving Parade, Disney’s Magic Kingdom and Boston. The Middle School bands have been part of WLNS’s Mid-Michigan Holiday program, a popular holiday TV production and our 8th Grade Band has performed for Lansing Lugnuts Grand Slam School Day baseball games since 2003.
Students begin their band experience in 5th grade (unlike many schools in our area) and perform their “debut” concert in mid-January. Greyhound Band classes continue with eager, active and engaged students through our 6th grade, middle school and high school students.
Concert performances begin in October when the 7th and 8th grade bands take the stage. High School and Middle School concert and jazz band performances add a festive evening to your holiday season in December. Concert dates in January, March and May offer several opportunities to enjoy and celebrate the accomplishments of our student musicians. The public is warmly invited to attend all concert performances with free admission.
At the foundation of the successful Eaton Rapids Greyhound Bands are excellent music educators, dedicated students, engaged parents and community supporters working cooperatively to continue, and strengthen the “band experience” for all band students and audiences alike. Visit the band web site at http://www.erbands.org/ to learn more.
Go Hounds! Go Bands!
Council agenda's are posted to the website by Friday around 12:00pm. Our meeting schedule is a Work Session on the 1st and 3rd Monday's at 5pm and Council Meetings on the 2nd and 4th Monday's at 7pm. All meetings are held at City Hall on the 2nd floor.
The City of Eaton Rapids maintains the minutes of all official meetings. Below is a link to the most recent meeting minutes along with a link to our minutes archive.
The City of Eaton Rapids... The link below will take you to the Eaton Rapids City Charter. Please be advised that the Complete and Official copy is available at City Hall.
The City of Eaton Rapids has many ordinances to keep our citizens safe. The link below will take you to the Eaton Rapids City Code and Ordinances
The City of Eaton Rapids budget is from July 1st to June 30th of each year. Below is a link to the current year's budget.
The City of Eaton Rapids is home to many wonderful parks, walking trails and businesses. The link below will take you to a map of the city to help you get there. Over the next couple of months we will introduce a more interactive map.
The DDA (Downtown Development Authority) meets on the 2nd Friday at 7am at City Hall. Below are the most recent meeting minutes.
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Tuesday, June 11th - Little-known Facts About the Lincolns and the Civil War at the Miller Farm from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 13th - 7:00 p.m. Music at the Amphitheater - Mojo Phoenix
Friday, June 14th - 10:00 p.m. Movie at the Amphitheater - Wreck It Ralph
Friday, June 21st - 10:00 p.m. Movie at the Amphitheater - Life of Pi
Saturday, June 22nd - Dam Festival
Thursday, June 27th - 7:00 p.m. Music at the Amphitheater - Media Band
Friday, June 28th - 10:00 p.m. Movie at the Ampitheater - The Hobbit
Friday and Saturday, July 26th and 27th - Murder Mystery Dinner at the Miller House from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday, August 16th - Medical Center Foundation Golf Outing at Eldorado Golf Course, call 663-9524 for more information
Saturday, October 5th - Fall Festival at the Miller Farm