Take it Back!
This marching band was originally known as The Northwest Viking Band. It started in 1976 under
the direction of Mr. Faison. During this time there were all female drum majors. Instead of dance girls there were rifle
twirlers. During his reign he taught seperte band programs at Eastman and William R. Davie High Schools. They would
soon become middle schools which made Northwest Halifax High School a host to both communities. Proceeding many years of dedicatrion
Mr. Faison stepped down which opened the door to Mr. Bill Woods. After many years of excellence he stepped down and Mr.Ellis
served as the band director for one year. Mr. Erik Leak came onto play with a new addition to the program. An assitant band
driector, Mr. Teicher Patterson. Mr. Leak attended Winston Salem State University and participated in the ''Ultimate
Experience'' Marching Band. Mr. Patterson attended North Carolina Central University and was a member of the''Sound
Machine'' Marching Band. When combing those two together they came together with the ''Ultimate Sound Machine''. In 2001,
Mr. Leak stepped down because of health reasons. In 2002 the ''USM'' partciapted in the National High School High-Stepping
Marching Band Championships. At the 2004 Northampton-East Band Competition this great marching band won it's first Grand Championship.
Our mission is to further promote the interests of our organization and our members to the community. We strive to make
a difference by educating the public and expanding our reach. The students of this organization lead successful and productive
lives while and when the graduate from this program.