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Oh the memories of 2015-2016...

Reminisce about the 2015-2016 year by perusing the photos at the link below:

2016 Band Banquet Photographs

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

Join us in a galaxy far, far, away...for the 2016 Visual Concert!-- Reserve your seats now!

Enjoy the enticing sounds and be tantalized by the stunning sights of the 2016 Visual Concert! Presenting this years' show.. Star Wars! Join the Rebel Alliance as we raise funds for the Cupertino High School PROUD Pioneer Marching Band-- seats are limited! Please reserve your seats now at May the force be with you. 

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. 

Leadership Forms are in the "Band Locker" section of this website.

2016-17 Wind Ensemble Audition Results

Thank you and congratulations to all the students for their efforts during this audition process.  The students listed below will be placed in the Wind Ensemble Class for the 2016-17 school year.


The Band Banquet is upon us!

On Saturday May 28, we will recognize and honor our dedicated band members and parents volunteers at our 9th annual End of the Year Banquet.  All band students and parents are invited!


When:    Saturday May 28, 6-10 pm

Where:   Quinlan Center, 10185 N. Stelling, Cupertino 95014

Cost:      Students: $5 | Family & Friends: $35

Attire:    Semi Formal


Please RSVP by Friday May 13.  RSVP form is located on this page in the band locker section.

2016-17 Leadership Auditions

Students interested in auditioning for a leadership position for the 2016-17 school year must submit an application by 3pm on Friday May 6.  Applications are available in Mr. I's office.  Workshops to help the students prepare for the auditions will be held in the band room on May 9 & 11.


Leadership workshops and audition schedule:


May 9 & 11  

3:15-4:15 Workshops for DM, SL, DI, FS

4:15-4:45 Conducting workshop for DM candidates only


May 13

Auditions.  3:15-completion.  Individual student times TBA.


Results will be announced on this website on Friday May 20.  

2016 Visual Concert Rehearsal and Performance Schedule Information

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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

Become a member of the 2016-17 CHS PROUD Pioneer Band!

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Join Drum Line or Pit! Audition Materials are available in the "Band Locker" section.

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Join Color Guard!

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Just announced! Winter Program Showcase

We are excited to announce our 1st annual CHS Winter Program Showcase on Thursday March 31 at 8pm in the CHS Gym!  This is a great opportunity for you to see our awesome Winter Guard and Winter Percussion programs perform their award winning shows.    


Potential guest performance by the Prospect HS Winter Guard


Admission is free! 


Winter Programs are up and running!

Congratulations to both our Winter Programs- Winter Percussion and Winter Guard for getting off to a great start.  Both students and staff of the programs are working hard and are making great showings at recent competitions.  We look forward to more great performances to come!

Band & Orchestra Spring Concert

The Band & Orchestra Spring Concert will be held on Wednesday April 6 at 7pm in the Bob Gomez Theater (on the CHS Campus).

Admission is free! 

Cupertino High School Intersellar Odyssey

Video editor Neeraj Dharmadhikari

Video filmers Neeraj Dharmadhikari, Paul Knaack, Shivani Maisuria, Rudy Pollak

Video includes footage from NASA's space launch


A video that captures the energy and the dedication, the magic and the fascination, the thrill and the exhilaration, the enthusiasm and the pride! A video that summarizes our 2015 season, the Interstellar Odyssey!                                                                                                                                 

Cupertino High School Proud Pioneers Marching Band & Color Guard Home Show 2015


Cupertino High School Band Vintage 2015

Video by CHS bdirector

Cupertino High School Marching Band & Color Guard Veteran's Day Parade 2015


Cupertino High School Lodi Review 2015

Video  taken by Mayumi Sugano

Halftime Performance at Football Game v. Monta Vista

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Photo Taken by: Nancy Wong

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!

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.

Venue Change

There has been a change in the venue of our November 7, 2015 competition.  We will be attending the Lodi Band Review in place of the Bands of America Competition.  The day schedule will be as follows.

8:45am-12pm  Full Band Rehearsal

4pm-12am      Lodi Band Review

A detailed itinerary will be provided prior to the event.  We look forward to a great performance and seeing you at the show!  

Registration | August 1st | CHS Band Room | MANDATORY!

Student & Parent Handbooks for 2015-2016 are Available!

The 2015-16 CHS Band Student and Parent Handbooks have been updated and are available now!

The Student Handbook is in the Student Information Folder in the Band Locker.

The Parent Handbook is in the Parent Information Folder in the Band Locker.

Please refer to them as they provide great information about our program!


The band's final, visual concert of the year

featuring the music of Bruno Mars

can be seen here.

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




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



Wednesday, May 25, 2016  /  New Member Meeting & Visual Concert  /  Bob Gomez Theater on CHS Campus  /  Times TBA 


Saturday, May 28, 2016  /  Band Banquet  /  Quinlan Center  /  Times TBA

CHS Band Boosters Receives $2,500 Donation from Ross Dress For Less


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:

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:


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


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