The Los Gatos High School Wildcat Marching Band is comprised of members of the Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, and Percussion Techniques class in grades 9-12. Marching Band performs with Color Guard at all home football games and in town events, and travels around the local region and state to adjudicated marching band competitions. A team of adult instructors provide students with first-rate instruction on their instrument and their marching. Specialized instructors teach percussion (drumline and front ensemble), woodwinds, brass, marching, flags, rifle/saber, and dance. In addition, a dedicated team of student leaders is always willing to help new members build their individual skills.
The marching season begins before school starts, kicking off with band camp (typically held the two weeks before the first day of school), and concludes with the band's participation in the town's holiday parade in early December. In the fall semester, Marching Band meets after school on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5 pm to 8 pm and Saturdays 9 am to 5 pm. After-school rehearsals and competitions end in early December.
Students in Marching Band may earn up to 3 years of Performing Arts credit (grades 9-11), 3 semesters of P.E. credit (grades 10-12), and 1 year of Applied Arts credit (grade 12).
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For competition schedules, results, and media, click here: Marching Band Competitions
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