Marching Band Fans Groove to the Beat


When students return to high schools and colleges in the Fall, school marching bands begin practicing for contests and public performances. For those who love marching band, it’s a big hurrah to see band festivals and parades, often associated with football games. Several of the premier marching band competitions take place in San Diego and Pasadena:

  • SAN DIEGO November The Band of Pride Tribute and San Diego Veterans Day Parade.
  • SAN DIEGO December  Poinsettia Bowl Pre-game show with heart-pounding marching bands,
  • SAN DIEGO December  Holiday Bowl and Port of San Diego Big Bay Balloon Parade.
  • PASADENA Bandfest December   Three Shows, Bandfest tickets $15 through Sharp Seating Company, call: (626) 795-4171 or

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