Marching Band and Color Guard

The Del Mar High School Marching Band and Colorguard proudly competes in the Northern California Band Association.  In addition to several competitions in the fall, we also perform at numerous community events such as the Grace Ave. Halloween Parade, the Campbell Veterans Day Commemoration, The Bunnies and Bonnets Parade and many more!

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2021 DATES!

BAND CAMP!
Fri. July 23   Leadership Workshop   DMHS Band Room   9A-5P

Sat. July 24  Uniform Fittings & Band Camp Checkin  DMHS Band Room  9A-12N

Mon. July 26- Fri. July 31  BAND CAMP!  DMHS Campus  9A-9P
Sat. Aug 1-Sun Aug 2  Overnight Band Family Campout! Site TBA 12N-12N

 

REGULAR EVENING REHEARSALS
Tuesday & Thursday Evenings 5:30PM - 8:30PM

 
Super Saturdays 
9AM - 5PM
COMPETITIONS
Saturday, Oct. 2   Feste Del Mar Band Review!  We will host this annual event and participate in parade, concert and field show events

Saturday, Oct. 9   Cupertino Tournament of Bands.  We will be performing in the Field Show event.

Saturday, Oct. 23   Foothill Band Review.  We will be participating in parade, concert and field show events

Saturday, Nov. 6  Lodi Grape Bowl Classic.  We will participate in parade and field show events

Saturday, Nov. 20  FINALS!  Lincoln Tournament of Champions! We will participate in parade, concert and field show events

Sunday, Nov. 21  Band Banquet to celebrate the conclusion of our season.   DMHS Cafe  3P-5P
Marching Band FAQs

Is Band Camp Mandatory?   
Yes, because this is the foundation for all of our marching and playing technique for the season.  Also, students wishing to earn the PE Credit option are required to participate in Band Camp as part of the deal.

Does it cost a lot of money?
No, especially not when compared to comparable programs in our area.  Also, we have several fundraising opportunities early in the season, like our "One Day Fundraiser", so little (if any) money has to be "out of pocket".

What is Feste Del Mar?
Feste Del Mar is our home band review.  We host bands who compete in parade, field show, concert and jazz events.  This is also a huge fundraising opportunity for our band.

Do parents need to volunteer?
YES!  We need a lot of parent help with all our events.  We understand that many folks are working and enduring challenging situations that make volunteering difficult.  We have many ways to volunteer and participate throughout the season.  Remember, "Many hands make lite work".

What is a "Band Review" and what would I need to do?
Glad you asked!  The short answer is a band review is a series of competitions in which our students participate including parade, field show, and concert events.  For a much more detailed explanation, and to see some ways you can participate, go to the page "Band Review Details" on this website.