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 Pride of Bixby, Bixby HS - Bixby, OK

Tons of passion. The trumpets are amazing. Love seeing their shows!

The mellophone players are absolutely wonderful and the performance the band gives is absolutely out of this world.

Best visuals, and best senior class, specifically clarinets

They put way more effort into there drills/ Music than anyone else

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2 Carmel HS Marching Band - Carmel, Indiana
3 The Pride of Broken Arrow - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

There the best

Hardest working High School marching band I have ever seen!

Love this organization

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

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

We are the only marching who has gotten top 3 in the nation for the past 10-12 years

Avon has class! Students and fans alike.

9 Plymouth-Canton Educational Park HS Marching Band - Plymouth, Michigan
10 Godwin Heights HS Marching Band - Godwin Heights, Michigan

The Newcomers

? Vero Beach High School Marching Band - Vero Beach, FL
? Bethel Park Marching Band - Bethel Park, Pennsylvania

The Contenders

11 Marian Catholic HS Marching Band - Chicago Heights, Illinois

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)

12 Walled Lake Central HS Marching Band - Walled Lake, Michigan
13 Lassiter HS Marching Band - Marietta, Georgia

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!

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

We are going to the rose bowl this year

Amazing band program!

15 Homestead Spartan Alliance Band - Ft. Wayne, Indiana

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.

16 Moore HS Marching Band - Moore, OK
17 Spring HS Marching Band - Spring, Texas
18 Jenks HS Marching Band - Jenks, Oklahoma
19 Southmoore HS Sabercat Marching Band - Moore, OK
20 Timber Creek HS Marching Band - Keller, Texas
21 Northern Guilford High School Marching Band - Greensboro, North Carolina

They crush battle of the bands

22 Norwin High School Marching Band - North Huntington Pennsylvania
23 Hickory HS Marching Band - Chesapeake Virginia
24 Delaware Hayes Grand Pacer Marching Band - Delaware, Ohio


25 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!

26 Vandegrift High School Marching Band - Austin, Texas
27 The Woodlands HS Marching Band - The Woodlands, Texas
28 L.D. Bell HS Marching Band - Hurst, Texas
29 Lawrence Central HS Marching Band - Indianapolis, Indiana
30 Westfield HS Marching Band - Houston, Texas
31 Lake Park HS Marching Band - Roselle, Illinois
32 Rocky Mount HS Marching Band - Rocky Mount, North Carolina
33 Newaygo HS Marching Band - Newaygo, Michigan
34 Ferndale HS Marching Band - Ferndale, Michigan
35 Shiner HS Marching Band - Shiner, Texas
36 Whitesboro HS Marching Band - Whitesboro, Texas
37 Cedar Park HS Marching Band - Cedar Park, Texas
38 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

39 Lake Central Marching Band - St John, Indiana
40 Plainfield HS Marching Band - Plainfield, Indiana
41 Cascade HS Marching Band - Turner, Oregon
42 Fort Mill HS Marching Band - Fort Mill, South Carolina
43 Coppell High School Band - Coppell, Texas
44 Park Vista Performers - Lake Worth Florida
45 Dekaney High School Marching Band - Spring, Texas
46 North Hagerstown High School Marching Band - Hagerstown, Maryland
47 Kennesaw Mountain High School Marching Band - Kennesaw, Georgia
48 Londonderry Lancers - Londonderry, NH

Band is precise and amazing!

49 Waxahachie HS Marching Band - Waxahachie TX
50 Chartiers Valley Showband - Bridgeville, Pennsylvania
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List Stats

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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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