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Jr. High Marching Band

Band Competitions

There are four marching band competitions that are held in Bakersfield each Fall. Some of our junior high marching bands may be competing in one or more of these events:
  • Howl Band Competition, Ridgeview High School
  • West High School Band Competition 
  • Stockdale Band Spectacular, Stockdale H.S.
  • Centennial Music in Motion,  Centennial H.S.


Our junior high bands annually participate in the Bakersfield Veteran’s Parade, Downtown Christmas Parade and North of the River (NOR) Christmas Parade. Look for our awesome marching bands in this year’s parades.
  • Veteran’s Parade Nov 11
  • Downtown Christmas Parade Dec. 7
  • NOR Christmas Parade Dec. 9

PBV Preview of Bands

Each year in the fall our Jr. High marching bands gather together at Indenpendance High School to showcase for eachother and all our parents what the Jr. High marching programs are all about. Great music, great food and a great evening to come and see all of our marching bands perform in one place.
We would like to thank Mr. Mickey Murray, Band Director at OJ Actis JHS, Mrs. Amanda Sproul, Band director at Thompson JHS and Mrs. Amy McGuire, our Visual and Performing Arts Administrator, for organizing this event.  
We also want to thank Mr. David Green and the staff at Independence HS for hosting The Preview of Bands!
the Star Spangled Banner featured our trumpet players from each of the participating bands! This Arrangement was written especially for this event by our own Mr. James Sproul, Instrumental Music Teacher at Hart and Old River.