Marching Band 

Marching Band members set the tempo at ACHS,
within the community
and among their peers

The Marching Band is the face of the program, adding to the atmosphere at football games, rallies, community performances and parades. Marching Band incorporates a large portion of department membership. The group tends to share one of the strongest bonds of any group on campus. Marching Band students express artistry through movement and music. They work long hours every week and attend many weekend competitions throughout the fall. The commitment is large, but the reward is great. Students are strongly encouraged to try marching band their freshman year as it allows them to quickly grow acquainted to the campus and make friends.

Course Description

The Marching Band comprises wind musicians on woodwind and brass instruments; percussion on marching battery and in the front ensemble (pit) with a wide variety of acoustic, metallic and electronic instruments; and the Color Guard, which provides a large visual component and adds a color and nuance to the production. Taking Marching Band also allows students the additional free period to take a music elective (Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Orchestra, Vocal Ensemble or Mariachi Alacran) as well as an additional elective (foreign language, for example) as Marching Band takes the place of P.E. and is taken outside of the core six-period day. Summer Band Clinics are scheduled for Color Guard and Percussion Summer Band Camp is mandatory.  Visit the Band Camp page for more information.


Rancho Campana High School Students: Students who attend RCHS have the opportunity to take Marching Band at ACHS as it is not a course offering at RCHS. All students interested in doing this should contact the music director to learn the procedures and to be properly enrolled. Students should be enrolled in a concert band class at RCHS as a co-requisite, as full-time ACHS students do.

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All families with students enrolled in ACHS Music Programs are asked to fill out the Contact Form online to help us keep you informed about schedules, events, fundraisers and volunteer opportunities. 

Course Outline
  • Grades 9-12

  • P.E. Credit is earned through the passing of this course as well passing Physical Education Objectives (state standards).  

  • Co-Enrollment in Concert Band or Symphonic Band required

  • Semester 1 only

  • Marching Band has a flex after school schedule and is enrolled as a seventh period (after core schedule) course. Co-enrollment in a concert band (or choir) class during the day is required. Exceptions must be granted by the director. All students interested in Marching Band should attend the orientation meeting at the end of the fall to be fully informed of the schedule and course pathway.

Fall practice Schedule

Practice schedules for fall 2018. the 2019 schedule is still under review.


  • 3:15 - 6 p.m., Winds & Percussion

  • 6 - 9 p.m., Color Guard


  • 3:15 - 6 p.m., Full Ensemble.


  • 3:15 - 6 p.m., Full Ensemble.​

Friday & Saturday rehearsals

There will be some Friday and Saturday rehearsals in addition tho the regular schedule. Please see the Calendar for those dates. Times are not set for these at this time 

Materials for Performances

Please refer to the Department Handbook.

Rehearsal Materials

Optional Disneyland Overnight Trip

Families who did not turn in their Disney Trip interest forms and payment on Orientation Day need to do so by Sept. 13, so hotel, Disney, and transportation reservations can be made. Download the form and turn in with payment to the Blue Box in the Band Room or Pay online below. (If you pay online you still must turn in the interest form for planning and tracking purposes.)

2019 Fall Competition Schedule

Links will be added for the itineraries once they are available

  • Sept. 14: March-a-thon Saturday all-day practice

  • Sept. 28: Sounds of Conejo, Thousand Oaks High School

  • Oct. 5: Palmdale Field Tournament, Palmdale High School

  • Oct 12: Royal Classic, Royal High School, Simi Valley

  • Oct 19:  Kennedy Field Tournament, Kennedy High School, Anaheim

  • Nov. 2 : Heart Rampage Field TournamentCollege of the Canyons, Santa Clarita 

  • Nov. 9: Oxnard Field Tournament, Oxnard High School

  • Nov. 9: Moorpark Field Tournament, Moorpark High School 

  • Nov. 16:  SCSBOA Championships (tentative)

  • Dec. 7: Camarillo Christmas Parade

Performance Attire

Formal performances: A Band-issued jacket, pants, hat, and plume, your own solid mid-calf black socks, black Marching Shoes and black Marching Gloves will be worn for parades, games, competitions and other formal performances. Students are required to wear a show shirt and light-weight running shorts under uniforms.

Casual performances: Band polo shirts and dark black (Docker or school uniform-style, no denim, no leggings) dress pants, mid-calf black socks and black Marching Shoes are worn for community performances. Sweatshirts may be worn when it is cool. 



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Adolfo Camarillo High School
Music Boosters
PO Box 2366

Camarillo, CA 93011

TIN: #47-0945780

Daniel Cook,
ACHS Music Director

Tel: 805-484-6362

Cameron Guerrero,
ACHS Music Director

Tel: 805-834-1486

4660 Mission Oaks Blvd,

Camarillo, CA 93012

Tel: 805-484-6362