Hello Incoming Band Students: Welcome and we are so excited you are interested in the Santiago High School Music Program

Incoming Band Parent Band Booster: Just imagine being a freshman starting at a school the enormous size of Santiago, with over 3,500 students and not knowing anything about where to go, or who to talk to?

© 3 Penguins Photography Joe Randeen2017 Incoming Freshman Mini Camp information (click here).

The transition from middle school to high school is easier for Santiago band students because you will have over 225 band friends to help you through this process. Incoming band freshmen have immediate contact with upperclassmen, in a big brother/big sister kind of way!

Santiago High School’s band program has become well known not only for its high standards of performance, but also for the quality of experience given to its members. Our band program is a unique model for programs across the district as well as the state. As you participate in the program and continue to grow, this will become more and more clear to you, as it has to literally hundreds of students before you.

This pride and sense of camaraderie will profoundly impact your future and you will make friends that will last a lifetime.  Most incoming freshman who come to Santiago High School Band are aware of our reputation, but how we reach such high levels is at least a mystery, and often the source of great fear. Incoming freshmen often assume that the only way to get so good is to do nothing else. This could not be further from the truth!

In fact, one of the things that the BOSS (Bands Of Santiago Sharks) is most proud of is that we accomplish these very high goals while maintaining a balance with the total high school experience.

We have top scholars, athletes, honor society members, student government leaders, etc. among our current and alumni ranks!

Courses Offered

Symphonic Band – Intermediate level performance ensemble
Symphonic Winds – Advanced performance ensemble
Festival Winds – Most advanced performance ensemble
Marching Band/PE (all Band classes Aug – Nov)

Jazz Ensemble I (0 period. Must be enrolled in a band class)
Jazz Ensemble II (8th period. Must be enrolled in a band class)
Jazz Ensemble III (8th period. Must be enrolled in a band class)

Marching Information

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  • Performance and Competition (Field Show and Parade)
  • Students will receive one semester of PE credit for Marching Band
  • Rehearsals – Thursdays from 3:00-6:00 PM
  • Uniforms – fitting – July 31 (Sr. & Jr.) & Aug. 4 (Soph. & Fresh.)
    • Everyone – shoes, gloves, band shirt (purchase through the band boosters)
    • OptionalBand Jacket (Parents may order band shirt and/or band jacket for themselves)

Important Dates

2017-2018 Season

  • May 18 – Mini Band Camp for Incoming Freshman (3:30-6pm) & Parent Informational Meeting for Incoming Freshman (6pm)
  • July 31 – Band Uniform Fittings (Sr & Jr only)
  • Aug. 1, 2, 3 – Band & Color Guard Camp 8-3pm
  • Aug. 4 – Band Uniform Fittings (Soph & Fresh only)
  • Aug. 5 – Band and Color Guard Parent Information Event 9am-12pm
  • Aug. 7, 8 – Band and Color Guard Camp 8-3pm
  • Aug. 29 – Tournament of Roses President’s Dinner 6pm (Ticket purchase required)
  • Nov. 18 – The Shops at Dos Lagos Tree Lighting Ceremony
  • Nov. 25 – The Crossings Tree Lighting Event

Football Game Dates

All games listed below are home games
2017-2018 Season

  • Sept. 1 – Citrus Hills
  • Sept. 8 – Eastlake
  • Oct. 6 – King (Homecoming)
  • Oct. 20 – Norco (Junior High Night)
  • Oct. 27 – Roosevelt (Band Senior Night)

Parades/Band Reviews

These dates are subject to change
2017-2018 Season

  • Oct. 7 – Tustin Tiller Days Parade
  • Oct. 21 – Norwalk
  • Oct. 28 – Mt. Carmel Band Review (San Diego)
  • Nov. 11 – King Band Review
  • Nov. 18 – The Shops at Dos Lagos Tree Lighting Ceremony
  • Nov. 25 – The Crossings Tree Lighting Event
  • May 5 – Corona Cinco de Mayo Parade

Rose Parade Schedule

MANDATORY Parade Rehearsals

  • Dec. 21, 23, 26, 28, 30
  • Dec. 26 – Rose Parade Disneyland Performance
  • Dec. 29, 30 or 31 – Rose Parade Band Fest & Float Decorating (Tentative)

Concert Information

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Rehearsals – Rarely outside the school day if at all

Concert Attire

  • Gentlemen – Tux Shirt, Cummerbund, Bow Tie, Tux Slacks (purchase through the band boosters), black socks and black shoes
  • Ladies – Formal dress (purchased through the band boosters), black dress shoes


More dates will be added to this list
Dates subject to change
2017-2018 Season

  • Nov. 6 – Jazz Concert with RCC at Santiago
  • TBD – Festival Winds Concert at RCC
  • Dec. 14 – Winter Concert
  • Jan/Feb ? – Jazz I & II at Disneyland
  • TBD – Solo & Ensemble Festival
  • Feb. 2 – Spaghetti Dinner
  • TBD – RCC Concert Festival
  • March 27-29 – SCSBOA Festival at Santiago
  • Apr. 12 – Band Showcase
  • May 3– Spring Jazz Concert
  • May 17 – Spring Concert Bands Concert
  • TBD – RCC Jazz Festival
  • Jazz Ensemble I & II festival schedule to be announced
  • May 25 – Awards Banquet


  • Jazz III – Open Enrollment
  • Jazz I & II– Placement auditions
  • Must be enrolled in either Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Symphonic Winds or Festival Winds to participate in any Jazz Ensemble
  • Jazz placement auditions will be held during the first three weeks of school.


Finances are essential in order to run a successful band program like the BOSS. It is expected that every parent of a child in the BOSS become involved in the Santiago Band Boosters.

Donations for band program will be accepted at the start of the 2017-2018 school year either online on the band website or at the parent information meeting.