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TOB is Saturday!

Please join us at the 46th annual Cupertino Tournament of Bands this Saturday, October 8!

Twenty-two bands will join us from the Bay Area and as far as Oregon. The Parade begins at 9:15 am on Stevens Creek starting on Miller and concluding at Finch, with the Percussion Competition in Main Street Cupertino.  The field show will take place in the CHS Stadium and will begin at 4:45pm.  Parade is free, and the Field Show is $10.  Click on the "Tournament of Bands" link in the upper left box for more information.


See you there!



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CHS Band Members Meet NFL Hall of Famer, Jerry Rice!

On Saturday September 17, members of the CHS Proud Pioneer Band Performed at the Grand Opening Ceremonies of the Main Street Cupertino Shopping Plaza.  There they were surprised by a visit from former San Francisco 49er and NFL Hall of Famer Jerry Rice.  He signed 2 footballs and posed with the band.with Jerry Rice.jpg

2016 Band Banquet Photographs

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



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.

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

Upcoming Events


Friday Oct 14  /  Band will not be performing at the football game due to weather


Saturday Oct 15  /  Full Band Rehearsal  /  8:45 am- 4:00 pm  /  CHS


Saturday Oct 22  /  Full Band Rehearsal  /  8:45 am- 12:00 pm  /  CHS


Saturday Oct 22  /  Foothill Band Review  /  4:00 pm- 12:00 am  /  Foothill HS in Pleasanton, CA 


Saturday Oct 29  /  Full Band Rehearsal  /  8:45 am- 4:00 pm  /  CHS


Tuesday Nov 1  /  Booster Meeting  /  7:30 pm  /  CHS Band Room


Saturday Nov 5  /  Full Band Rehearsal  /  8:45 am- 12:00 pm  /  CHS    


Saturday Nov 5  /  Lodi Band Review  /  4:00 pm- 12:00 am  /  Grape Bowl Stadium in Lodi, CA


Friday Nov 11  /  Veterans Day Parade  /  9:00 am- 2:00 pm  /  Downtown San Jose, CA


Saturday Nov 12  /  Full Band Rehearsal  /  8:45 am- 12:00 pm  /  CHS


Saturday Nov 12  /  Vintage Band Review  /  4:00 pm- 12:00 am  /  Memorial Stadium in Napa, CA


Tuesday Nov 15  /  Senior Night  /  7:30 pm- 9:00 pm  /  CHS Cafeteria


Thursday Nov 17  /  10th annual Home Show  /  7:00 pm  /  CHS Stadium


Saturday Nov 19  /  Full Band Rehearsal  /  8:45 am- 12:00 pm /  CHS


Saturday Nov 19  /  Lincoln Band Review  /  4:00 pm-  12:00 am  /  Lincoln HS in Stockton, CA 


Tuesday Nov 22  /  Booster Meeting  /  7:30 pm  /  CHS Band Room


Tuesday Dec 6  /  Booster Meeting  /  7:30 pm  /  CHS Band Room


Wednesday, Dec 14  /  Winter Concert  /  7:00 pm  /  Bob Gomez Theater on CHS Campus


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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