Mr. Dorstewitz creates the first arrangement of the “Fight! For Mattawan” the Mattawan Fight Song.
Mr. Vashaw creates a new arrangement of “Fight! For Mattawan” which is used up until 2014.
Mr. Merwin is killed following a concert when risers become unstable and fall on him. Mr. Carl Bjerregaard, director of bands at Western Michigan University, finishes out the school year at Mattawan.
The high school band participates in the American School Band Directors Association (ASBDA) “National School Concert Band Competition Festival” at Bowling Green State University. The band won the Class B competition with an Honor Rating I
- The Mattawan Concert and Symphonic Bands participate in a Composite Concert with the Western Michigan University Symphonic Band under the direction of Mr. David Montgomery.
- With the retirement of Mr. Anderson, Mr. William Boswell joins the Mattawan faculty as Associate Director of Bands and the eleventh director at Mattawan.
- The 8th grade band, under the direction of Mr. Greer, is chosen to perform at the inaugural “Joy of Middle School Band: Fall Conference on Middle School Music” at Western Michigan University.
- A new arrangement/edition of “Fight! For Mattawan” is created by Mr. Garcia.
- Mrs. Beth Jonker joins the Mattawan Faculty as Associate Director of Bands with the departure of Mr. Janowiak, she is the thirteenth director at Mattawan.