Instrumental Music Program

San Marcos High School in Santa Barbara has an exciting group of award-winning bands, with a year-long program of activities.
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  • The fall season starts with Marching Band, which performs outdoors in conjunction with the flag-and-rifle twirling Color Guard. 
  • Marching Band consists of musicians playing drums, horns, and woodwind instruments, as well as a stationary front ensembleconsisting of larger percussion instruments and timpani.
  • Practices start in summer, so that we are ready to perform at football games and participate in competitionsthroughout southern California each season.
  • In the spring semester, the bands include Wind Ensemble, Percussive Theater (also referred to as Drum Line), Concert Band and Jazz Band. Color Guard has a Winter Guard group which performs indoors. 
  • The music program also provides instrumental support for the Spring Musical in conjunction with the theater and vocal music departments. 
  • Each of these groups has a competition circuit in which they compete very successfully throughout California and as far away as Europe.

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