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Cupertino High School Band

The Summer Showcase is Upon us!

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2016 Band Banquet Photographs

Relive the laughs and sentimental moments from the 2016 Band Banquet at the link below:

 

https://cupertinohighschoolband20152016.shutterfly.com/pictures

 

 

2016 Physical Forms are now available

All students who will be participating in the 2016 CHS Marching Band are required to have a physical form on file.  The physical must be completed by a medical doctor and the form turned in to Mr. I on or before the start of band camp on Aug 1, 2016.  

 

There are 2 Forms (Physical Form 1 & 2) that must be completed.  The forms are available in Mr. I's office or in the "Band Locker" section on this website. 

2016 CHS Band Camp Information

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All members of the Band and Color Guard are required to be present at Band Camp

Cupertino High School Marching Band & Color Guard 2015

Cupertino High School Marching Band & Color Guard

Cupertino Tournament of Band 2015 parade


Pictures taken by Rudy Pollack

Cupertino High School - Tournament of Bands 2015

Written by Allison Lo and Alex Shieh, Introduction video compiled by Michelle Pyke  

 

On Oct. 10, Cupertino High School hosted the 45th annual Tournament of the Bands.  With about 20 schools from all over Northern California, more than 2000 students came together to participate in numerous competitions. The event, which starts off with parades in the morning and ends with field shows at night, is an opportunity for school bands to showcase what they have been practicing all season.

 Said drum major Vivi Kung, “I think it’s really awesome getting to see the different variety of performances, especially from different schools. Every school has a different music program, and every school likes to do something different [for] their show.”

Added Thu An Hanley, “This is an event that I have always been to, [almost] every single year since I’ve lived here, and it’s always really fun seeing the march in the morning then coming here at night to see all the different bands perform. [It’s] a really exciting experience.”

In order to put together such a large event, it’s safe to say that a lot of preparation is involved. The Cupertino band practices hours each week, regardless of the weather, and has been preparing for this particular event since the first day of band camp in August.

“We learn drills, we learn music, we put music with the drill,” explained Neeraj Dharmadhikari. “The reason we practice so much is because our motto is to practice not until we get it right, but to practice until we can’t get it wrong.”

Despite the large amount of time spent on practicing, the Cupertino band, as the hosting school, is not judged competitively. However, Tournament of the Bands is still important to the band members. Said Divya Mistry, “I think the fact that [the tournament] is at our school just means a lot to us because we want to show the other bands and the [audience] that [...] we’re just a band that puts a lot of time into what we do.”

Jennifer Shearin further noted that, “[The students] really enjoy being in the band, and [that] gives them the camaraderie and the ability to work together for a great common goal, and I think that’s really nice.”

 As the opening competition of the season, Tournament of the Bands serves as a valuable experience for bands to see where they are and how they can improve for future competitions.


Check out Cupertino High School marching band's performance here:

Allison Lo and Alex Shieh are currently two of three Online Assistants for The Prospector.  

"Interstellar Odyssey": Cupertino Proud Pioneers at FUHSD Band Expo 2015 

We had an amazing (but windy) time at the FUHSD Expo on Saturday. It was amazing to see all the other fabulous bands in our district. Hopefully the audience got as many chills from our performance as we got from the cold evening weather!

Thank you to Homestead High School for the video! 

 

 

 

 

Check out our first football game performance!https://youtu.be/7u99Ecd8NIA

Cupertino's homecoming game is TONIGHT
We will be performing during the varsity halftime. Can't wait to see everyone there!

 
A view 150 feet above the stadium. Shot in 4K.
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A Summary of the 2014 Marching Season Performances

Lodi "Grape Bowl" Review | November 1, 2014 | Performance Here

Vintage Review | November 8, 2014 | Performance Here

Veteran's Day Parade | November 11, 2014

Home Show | November 13, 2014 | Stadium-Level & Drone-Level (350 feet)

Stockton Review | November 15, 2014 | Performance Here & Here

 

 

HAWAII 2014

Sixty-seven members of the Cupertino High School Marching Band traveled to Oahu, Hawaii to perform on the U.S.S. Missouri at the beginning of Spring Break. They performed a selection of patriotic music in front of the historic backdrop of the “Mighty Mo”. It was an amazing trip!

Links to Performances:

Star Spangled Banner

Armed Forces on Parade

God Bless the USA


Picture taken by Rudy Pollak

UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES

Friday, Aug 12, 2016  /  Summer Showcase and Potluck  /  CHS Cafeteria and Stadium /  See announcement 

 

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016  /  Booster Meeting  /  CHS  Band Room  /  7:30 pm

 

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016  /  Full Band Rehearsal  /  CHS Stadium  /  5:45-9pm

In the News....

Two CHS band students performed at a Memorial Day ceremony. They received a standing ovation and were praised by visiting digitaries.

Here is a link to the News video. They are at the end of the spot:

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/on-air/as-seen-on/Memorial-Day-Ceremonies-Honor-Veterans-Across-the-Bay-Area_Bay-Area-260704251.html

The Sunnyvale Sun and Cupertino Courier published an article about the band's trip to Hawaii and their performance on the USS Missouri on May 16th here:

http://www.mercurynews.com/cupertino/

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The San Jose Mercury published the article here on May 22nd:

http://www.mercurynews.com/cupertino/

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