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