Since its inception in 1974, the Waukesha North Marching Band continues to be an integral part of the Waukesha North High School community. The Northstar Marching Band represents Waukesha North High School, the City of Waukesha, and the State of Wisconsin in performance opportunities including high school sporting events; parades throughout Wisconsin and surrounding states, and nationwide; and professional athletic venues. The Waukesha North Marching Band has appeared and performed at six Green Bay Packer halftimes, the 2001 opening of Milwaukee Brewers’ Miller Park, and Major League Baseball’s 2002 All Star Pre-game Celebration. Furthermore, the Waukesha North Marching Band has distinguished itself by performing for two national political leaders: Vice President George Bush and President Ronald Reagan
Enhancing the beauty of the music we play is a hardworking group of young people who leap, toss, and maneuver with style and grace. They are part of the reason the marching band is so successful. The beautiful banners, energizing flags, and highflying toss of the saber and rifles are the domain of the guard. The guard rides their own bus, have additional expenses for make-up, hair, and dance wear. They also have traditions and spirit activities in addition to the ones they share with the rest of the band. The band includes the drumline, hornline and the guard, but like the individual music sections, they have their own way to support and motivate each other.
The Waukesha North "Northstar" Color Guard has been the most successful portion of the Waukesha North "Northstar" Marching Band earning top honors for 18 of the last 20 years at the Wisconsin State Championships.
The Waukesha North "Northstar" Marching Band Percussion section has begun the process of becoming an indoor drumline/indoor percussion ensemble over the past three years.