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

There the best

Hardest working High School marching band I have ever seen!

Love this organization

The best band in america.

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3 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

Best visuals and tons of passion! Only the best wear white!

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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
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

Best band ever! Amazing sound and great movement!

8 Plymouth-Canton Educational Park HS Marching Band - Plymouth, Michigan
9 Avon HS Marching Band - Avon, Indiana

Year in and year out, Avon Marching Black and Gold are contenders for Bands of America national championship. Band parents always show respect to others and stand and applaud competitors, win or lose.

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.

10 Godwin Heights HS Marching Band - Godwin Heights, Michigan

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)

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.

Great, great band. Great director!

12 Walled Lake Central HS Marching Band - Walled Lake, Michigan
13 Flower Mound High School Marching Band - Flower Mound, Texas

Amazing band program!

We are going to the rose bowl this year

I think that Ayush Mishra lowers the overall rank

Pretty good

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14 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.

I too am surprised not to see on list

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

15 Vandegrift High School Marching Band - Austin, Texas
16 Jenks HS Marching Band - Jenks, Oklahoma

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

17 Park Vista Performers - Lake Worth Florida

Big doesn't mean better.

18 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!

19 Timber Creek HS Marching Band - Keller, Texas
20 Moore HS Marching Band - Moore, OK

Their show has loads of passion!

21 Desert Vista Thunder Marching Band - Phoenix, Arizona

7 time state champions in the last 8 years - Tristpop4

22 L.D. Bell HS Marching Band - Hurst, Texas
23 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

24 Fort Mill HS Marching Band - Fort Mill, South Carolina
25 Kennesaw Mountain High School Marching Band - Kennesaw, Georgia
26 Lake Park HS Marching Band - Roselle, Illinois

Very good band

27 Spring HS Marching Band - Spring, Texas
28 Ferndale HS Marching Band - Ferndale, Michigan
29 Southmoore HS Sabercat Marching Band - Moore, OK
30 Plainfield HS Marching Band - Plainfield, Indiana
31 Northern Guilford High School Marching Band - Greensboro, North Carolina

They crush battle of the bands

32 Norwin High School Marching Band - North Huntington Pennsylvania
33 Coppell High School Band - Coppell, Texas
34 Hickory HS Marching Band - Chesapeake Virginia
35 Delaware Hayes Grand Pacer Marching Band - Delaware, Ohio

Spectacular!

36 North Hagerstown High School Marching Band - Hagerstown, Maryland
37 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!

38 Londonderry Lancers - Londonderry, NH

Band is precise and amazing!

Awesome Band

39 Bethel Park Marching Band - Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
40 Vero Beach High School Marching Band - Vero Beach, FL
41 The Woodlands HS Marching Band - The Woodlands, Texas
42 Lawrence Central HS Marching Band - Indianapolis, Indiana
43 Westfield HS Marching Band - Houston, Texas
44 Rocky Mount HS Marching Band - Rocky Mount, North Carolina
45 Newaygo HS Marching Band - Newaygo, Michigan
46 Shiner HS Marching Band - Shiner, Texas
47 Whitesboro HS Marching Band - Whitesboro, Texas
48 Cedar Park HS Marching Band - Cedar Park, Texas
49 Lake Central Marching Band - St John, Indiana
50 Cascade HS Marching Band - Turner, Oregon
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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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