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Tournament of Bands Locker

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Contact Information

Band Director Inquiries: Gilbert Iruegas

(408) 366-7395 (Band Office)

Mailing & Email Address

Please send Applications, Donations, Suggestions and Inquires to:

Cupertino Tournament of Bands

P.O. Box 2171

Cupertino, CA 95015-2171

For donations, our Federal Tax ID # is: 56-2349318


or email:

New NCBA Classifications for 2015

Per new NCBA rules, as of June 2015 all bands will be classified as follows.  This is the classification that we will be using for TOB.

Classification is based on ALL student performers on the field including guard/auxiliaries, pit, drum major, winds and battery.   We will be using this for parade classes as well.
Class A =  1-50 
Class 2A = 51-70 
Class 3A = 71-90 
Class 4A = 91-120 
Class 5A = 121-150 
Class 6A (open)  150+

Cupertino Tournament of Bands

2017 TOB Cancelled

I just received word from our FUHSD Superintendent that all outdoor school activities have been cancelled through the weekend, including tomorrow's football game and TOB, due to the poor air quality. 


Although I am deeply disappointed, considering the disasters others are enduring, I am grateful for our well being and ask that we keep those who who have been impacted by the fires in our thoughts and prayers.


Thanks to all who already put in work and to those who planned to volunteer.  I would also like to especially give my greatest appreciation to Erin Au and Ed Siarot, for going above and beyond in preparing for this weekend.



Updated and Final TOB Day Schedule


2017 TOB Application Link

Please go to the link below to download your 2017 Cupertino Tournament of Bands Application

Please join us at the 

47th Annual Cupertino Tournament of Bands

Saturday, October 14, 2017

The Day's Events: 

  3:00 pm:      Parade Competition on Stevens Creek Blvd (Free)

  5:00 pm:      Drill Down in CHS Stadium (Free)

  5:15 pm:      Parade Awards in CHS Stadium (Free)

  5:45 pm:      CHS Stadium Opens for Field Show Competition*

  6:15 pm:      Field Show Competition in CHS Stadium*

  10:00 pm:    Field Show Awards in CHS Stadium

* ticket required after this point


Our program has the complete schedule for the parade and field show, information about all the bands and more!  Get yours at TOB 2017!



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Cupertino High School Marching Band & Color Guard 2015

Cupertino High School Marching Band & Color Guard

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.  


Key Documents

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Our new program for 2016! Get yours at TOB!

Complete band schedules included inside!

Thank you to our sponsors for TOB 2016!

Main Street Cupertino

The Hills at Vallco

Fremont Union High School Board

Beacon Urgent Care

Dr. Jiang, The Ivy Advisor

Nearly New Shop

Dr. Maureen Khoo, MD, FACOG

Dr. Phyllis Ashida, DDS

Dr. Jennifer Wu, DDS

Iron Horse Kettle Corn

Subway (on Stevens Creek)

Music Village

Crossroads Music

Starving Musicians

Bronstein Music

Santa Clara Vanguard

Cool Beads Ice Cream Treats

Royal Coach Tours

Santa Clara Vanguard


Sahil Railkar

Boon & Boon-Ogawa Family

Jason Quan

Shunji Nezu

George Kim

Jeff & Thuy Whited

Jeff Cho

Aditi Venkatesh


Please contact the TOB Chair, Erin Au, at for additional information.  Our donation forms and specifications can be found in the TOB document "locker" on the left side of this webpage.


Our Federal non-profit Tax ID number is 56-2349318.  CHS Band Boosters is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit community organization.


Thank you for your support!

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