High School Marching Band Parade Competition

Applications are now available! 

Sign up your band for a chance at $22,000 worth of cash prizes!  

Why should you sign up? 

  • Forget entry fees – signing up for our competition is free, and we even have programs in place to help you pay for expenses.
  • Our competition gives away $22,000 in cash prizes – some of the highest stakes in the nation! One grand champion    will walk away with $10,000!
  • Reward your students by arriving early or staying late to enjoy the Fair on the day of your competition!
  • See how you place among some of California’s top marching bands and get feedback from our SCSBOA-affiliated judges.
  • Every year our competition grows a little – so be sure to sign up quickly before spots run out! Applications are due June 1st, 2017!

Competition Dates:

  •  Friday, September 1st – Pomona Day 
  • Wednesday, September 6th – Ontario Day 
  • Thursday, September 7th – Claremont & Upland Day 
  • Friday, September 8th – Riverside County, Rowland Heights, Rancho Cucamonga, San Bernardino, & Whittier Day 
  • Wednesday, September 13th  – La Verne Day 
  • Thursday, September 14th – Diamond Bar & Montclair Day 
  • Friday, September 15th – San Dimas & Fontana Day
  • Wednesday, September 20th – Chino & Glendora Day

(Your band does not need to be affiliated with a city to participate, nor do you need to participate on the day your city is being celebrated if it does not fit into your scheduling)

Click Here for a PDF of our Application Packet

Huge Congratulations to our 2016 Placing Bands!

Open Class
1st place ($10000): Chino High School 77th Cavalry
2nd place ($5000): Glendora Tartan Band & Pageantry
3rd place ($2500): Diamond Bar High School Thundering Herd

Class A
1st place ($1000): Diamond Ranch High School Panther Brigade
2nd place ($750):  Garey High School Marching Band
3rd place ($500): Downey High School Viking Marching Band

Class B
1st place ($1000): Arlington High School Golden Pride
2nd place ($750): “Ganesha’s Own” Giants Marching Band
3rd place ($500): Don Antonio Lugo High School Marching Band

Deadline for entries is June 1, 2017!

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