The Linn-Mar band department is a nationally recognized GRAMMY Signature School that offers a comprehensive program for 360 members in grades 9-12. Since 1980, the “Marching Lions” have earned 34 Division “I” ratings at the Iowa High School Music Association State Marching Band Festival.
In addition to the 240 member marching band, the high school band program includes four concert bands, four jazz bands and an athletic pep band. The band department has been recognized at the state and national level, with appearances at the State Jazz Championships, performances at the Iowa Bandmasters Association Conference, and consistent Division “I” ratings at the State Large Group Contest. In 2006 and 2009 the Linn-Mar Music Department was recognized as a GRAMMY Signature School.