Mr. Stephen Imler serves as the high school band director. Mr. Imler graduated from Kent State in December of 2020 and has been the high school band director since March of 2021. The Northwest High School Marching Band is a part of a strong tradition of bands at Northwest High School, striving to perpetuate the legacy of quality bands created by the pioneering spirit of Emil Puffenberger (1909-1990), long time Northwest High School (Canal Fulton High School) band director from 1935-1972.
The band performs yearly in the Clinton and Canal Fulton Memorial Day Parades and the Canal Fulton Canal Days Parade. This is the second year the band will be performing in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Grand Parade. The band also performs at all High School football games and several band shows per year. The band is excited to be traveling to Disney to perform in the 2022-23 school year and is looking to the future for additional performance opportunities.