Under the direction of Mr. Jason McElroy, The Fighting Owls Marching Band begins full rehearsals in July and performs at all Mt Healthy football games, and marches in parades throughout September and October, and the first week or two of November. Rehearsals are typically on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday for between 1 and 3 hours after school.
Friday evenings are devoted to the football games.
Marching Band students at Mt Healthy have played a wide variety of music of the past few seasons from Stevie Wonder to JS Bach, from Carlos Santana and Tower of Power to film scores and the contemporary wind compositions of Elliot Del Borgo.
The Fighting Owls Marching Band is a highly successful competitive unit, as well. In addition to numerous 1st place awards in local contests, they have been finalists in Mid-States Band Association Marching Band Championships for seven of the last nine seasons. They have finished in the top 5 three of those years, taking 2nd place honors in 1997, 3rd in 2003 and winning Best Music in Class AA in 1999.