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STUDENT VOLUNTEERING SIGNUP HERE!

GET YOUR CLUB VOLUNTEERING HOURS EASILY!

We need your help for Tournament of Bands!!

 

Sign up here:

http://tinyurl.com/TOB2016student

 

Or contact:

Deepa Franklin, Student Volunteer Coordinator

deepa_franklin@yahoo.com

Tournament of Bands Locker

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Contact Information

Band Director Inquiries: Gilbert Iruegas

(408) 366-7395 (Band Office)

gilbert_Iruegas@fuhsd.org

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:

cupertinoTOB@gmail.com

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

Please join us at the 

46th Annual Cupertino Tournament of Bands

Saturday, October 8, 2016

 

Band Parents Sign up here for Adult Volunteering

(student volunteers, please see box at left)

 
1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com:
 
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
 
3) Sign up! You will NOT need to register an account or keep a password.
 
(Please note that anyone over age 18--siblings, grandparents, friends--can sign up to work the one shift per band student requirement.)
 
Questions? Please contact our Adult Volunteer Coordinator Lakshmi Hiriyanna at lakshmi_h@yahoo.com

 

 

 

The Day's Events: (tentative schedule)

 9:15 am:        Parade Competition on Stevens Creek Blvd (Free)

11:00 am:        Concessions open in CHS Stadium

12:30 pm:       Drill Down in CHS Stadium (Free)

  1:00 pm:       Parade Awards in CHS Stadium (Free)

  3:00 pm:       CHS Stadium Opens for Field Show Competition*

  4:15 pm:       Field Show Competition in CHS Stadium*

  8:30 pm:       Field Show Awards in CHS Stadium*

* ticket required after this point

 

 


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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.  

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Our new program for 2016! Get yours at TOB!

Complete band schedules included inside!

Donation Opportunities Available!

We will be accepting advertisements in our program, donations, promotional booths at our event, trophy sponsorship, banner advertisements and in-kind donations until September 8, 2016.

 

Please contact the TOB Chair, Jennifer Shearin, at cupertinoTOB@gmail.com 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!

Welcome to our 2016 Participating Units:

Fremont

Merced

Lynbrook

Saratoga

Redwood Middle

Milpitas

Branham

El Capitan

Mountain View

Homestead

American

Crater 

Mission San Jose

...and more to come!

Our Stadium

Our Stadium

Join Us again this year for TOB!

Join us again this year for our 46th year!