Top Ten High School Marching Bands

Just about every school features their own marching band, whether the band competes in state, national and world competition or is just for show. Some high schools even find their band to be the most important part of the school, and students devote huge portions of their time to the activities. What are the best high school marching bands, in your opinion?

The Top Ten

1 Carmel HS Marching Band - Carmel, Indiana


2 The Pride of Broken Arrow - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

For Sure the best

The best band in america.

Best band program in U.S.A.

Hardest working High School marching band I have ever seen!

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3 Pride of Bixby, Bixby HS - Bixby, OK

Best Trumpet section in the world they are amazing at what they do. Best TRUMPETS!

Definitely the best

Only if there were less ants


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4 Reeths-Puffer HS Marching Band - Muskegon, Michigan
5 Jenison HS Marching Band - Jenison, Michigan
6 Centerville HS "Jazz Band" - Centerville, Indiana

Centerville, Ohio!

7 Petoskey HS Marching Band - Petoskey, Michigan

Best band ever! Amazing sound and great movement!

This high school has amazing sound and an amazing look this high school has a huge side line over 9 tubas and only 200+ kids in the band

These people are like marching band gods! They have about 1,000 people in the whole school, and 250 in their band! They have 7 bass drums in their drumline, and a HUGE sideline! They have a huge budget, and they are a joy to watch! - Turkeyasylum

8 Avon HS Marching Band - Avon, Indiana

Always had the most thought out shows and they practice harder than any other band.

Consistently has the best scores in the country. World class


My legs hurt

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9 Plymouth-Canton Educational Park HS Marching Band - Plymouth, Michigan

Great Program always entertaining

10 Godwin Heights HS Marching Band - Godwin Heights, Michigan

The Contenders

11 Flower Mound High School Marching Band - Flower Mound, Texas

The fact they aren't in the top 10 is appalling. One of the most decorated bands in the state of texas with brilliant shows every year

It is the standard for a band.

Pretty good

Amazing band program!

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12 Walled Lake Central HS Marching Band - Walled Lake, Michigan
13 Marian Catholic HS Marching Band - Chicago Heights, Illinois

It's good.

I love the Marian catholic high school band. Always a nice selection of musics. The kids carry themselves in such a professional manner. Go Marian.

They have won Illinois state university marching invitational for 30 years in a row (they did not last year because the finals competition was cancelled because of severe weather)

Great, great band. Great director!

14 New Oxford Marching Band - New Oxford, Pennsylvania

Maybe not the best in the country but easily one of the better ones

Obviously amazing, you go guys!

Amazing, no other words

Aight, I'll admit...they pretty lit for a high school band

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15 Vandegrift High School Marching Band - Austin, Texas
16 Park Vista Performers - Lake Worth Florida

Big doesn't mean better.

17 Homestead Spartan Alliance Band - Ft. Wayne, Indiana

They've won won Indiana state championships six times and have been state runner ups seven times. They earned 2nd place in Class AAA at the Bands of America Grand National Contest, winning a caption in Visual. They were also named a finalist in Grand Nationals, taking 8th overall. And now tell me why they aren't on the list.

I too am surprised not to see on list

I like their drill but their music and general effect ehhh...

6 state championships, 8 time state runner up, 31 years in a row being a state finalist, 4 time grand national finalist, and constant innovator. Very surprised not to see this on the list.

18 Lassiter HS Marching Band - Marietta, Georgia

Putting down the other band isn't the way to go for an announcer, but if it really happened, more power to them.
Just like 99% of the people who voted so far, I'm voting for the one I know.
These lists are horrible, always... fan polls are 100% biased, and subjective.
I've heard of Lassiter, so I voted for them.

Going to Lassiter! Band is Amazing! Last game announcer roasted other school I quote “Now for you real high school entertainment we give you the Lassiter high school marching band! ” I was like dang! Then they came out and absolutely SLAYED Queens Bohemian Rhaspoday should be the best in country! This was after the other high school had a girl who hit herself in the face with a flag and knocked herself out: Super Funny the other high schools was SUPER cheesy it was like some weird Halloween performance and basically the whole performance was some girl running around in a dress with a pumpkin with background music. Anyway Lassiter Band is amazing!

19 Jenks HS Marching Band - Jenks, Oklahoma

Jenks has improved so so much in recent years. I expect them to move towards better and brighter things in the years to come.

These guys have worked so hard this year to achieve their goals. I love their visuals, and I love their show!

20 Norwin High School Marching Band - North Huntington Pennsylvania

Best band in the east!

21 L.D. Bell HS Marching Band - Hurst, Texas
22 Fort Mill HS Marching Band - Fort Mill, South Carolina
23 Plainfield HS Marching Band - Plainfield, Indiana

There performance in issma state finals was amazing considering it was their first year!

24 Coppell High School Band - Coppell, Texas

Very good.

25 Hickory HS Marching Band - Chesapeake Virginia


Da best

we da best

26 Oak Mountain Spirit of Cahaba Marching Band - Birmingham, Alabama

Award-Winning and Amazing! This band is going places, and has already played at so many festivals throughout the nation! Bravo!

27 Moore HS Marching Band - Moore, OK

Their show has loads of passion!

28 Londonderry Lancers - Londonderry, NH

Traditional and fun!

I Love My Band Family. every one appreciates each other, and no one is rude. Also we have directors who want to help us improve no matter what.

Band is precise and amazing!

Awesome Band

29 Desert Vista Thunder Marching Band - Phoenix, Arizona

7 time state champions in the last 8 years - Tristpop4

30 Kennesaw Mountain High School Marching Band - Kennesaw, Georgia
31 Vero Beach High School Marching Band - Vero Beach, FL

Amazing Marching Band!

32 Lake Park HS Marching Band - Roselle, Illinois

Very good band

33 Timber Creek HS Marching Band - Keller, Texas
34 Bethel Park Marching Band - Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
35 Grand Haven Marching Band - Grand Haven, Michigan

It may be ridiculous to add my own school on here, but we actually almost beat Petosky's show at an invitational. - Turkeyasylum

Rly good lol

36 Northern Guilford High School Marching Band - Greensboro, North Carolina

They crush battle of the bands

37 Delaware Hayes Grand Pacer Marching Band - Delaware, Ohio


38 Spring HS Marching Band - Spring, Texas
39 Rocky Mount HS Marching Band - Rocky Mount, North Carolina
40 Ferndale HS Marching Band - Ferndale, Michigan
41 Southmoore HS Sabercat Marching Band - Moore, OK
42 North Hagerstown High School Marching Band - Hagerstown, Maryland
43 Chartiers Valley Showband - Bridgeville, Pennsylvania
44 Susquehannock Marching Band - Glen Rock PA

They aight I guess

45 The Woodlands HS Marching Band - The Woodlands, Texas
46 Lawrence Central HS Marching Band - Indianapolis, Indiana
47 Westfield HS Marching Band - Houston, Texas
48 Newaygo HS Marching Band - Newaygo, Michigan
49 Shiner HS Marching Band - Shiner, Texas
50 Whitesboro HS Marching Band - Whitesboro, Texas
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Top Remixes

1. Carmel HS Marching Band - Carmel, Indiana
2. The Pride of Broken Arrow - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
3. Reeths-Puffer HS Marching Band - Muskegon, Michigan


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