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Best high school band

YOUR PICKS

1) Hillgrove High School

You say, “I really tip my hat to Hillgrove for putting creative and amazing shows on the field, and also for growing and maturing so fast. Good job Hillgrove.”

2) Lassiter High School

3) Southwest DeKalb High School

4) Stephenson High School

5) Kennesaw Mountain High School

OUR PICKS

1) Southwest DeKalb High School

We say, “This powerhouse organization has a list of accomplishments miles long, including performing at the opening ceremony at the 1996 Olympics, starring in a reality television show and the movie ‘Drumline,’ and playing at the Tournament of Roses and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parades.”

2) Kennesaw Mountain High School

3) Lassiter High School

4) Martin Luther King Jr. High School

5) Harrison High School

425 comments Add your comment

The BIG D

August 25th, 2009
10:24 am

They asked for ATLANTA schools…sorry but not Dekalb or any other county or city. THE MIGHTY MARCHING ASTROS>>>>THANKS

Band Fan

August 25th, 2009
10:25 am

Carrollton HS Trojan Marching Band!

chandra

August 25th, 2009
10:48 am

Hillgrove Band Rocks!!!! The students and staff blow me away with their talent and commitment to excellence.

CJM

August 25th, 2009
10:51 am

Lassiter High School definitely. The have been on top of their game for years now. Also Kennesaw Mt and Kell HS. Kell had picked up the past few years and their musicianship is wonderful.

Screamin' Eagle

August 25th, 2009
11:22 am

Benjamin E. Mays High School Marching Raiders!! By far.

meg

August 25th, 2009
11:56 am

NORCROSS HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND!

Decatur's Finest

August 25th, 2009
12:24 pm

SWD, all the way!!!!

Bryson

August 25th, 2009
12:41 pm

Hillgrove!!! Without a doubt. Young but GREAT band!

Kevyn

August 25th, 2009
12:45 pm

Proud to say my son is a part of the awesome percussion section at Hillgrove High School in Powder Springs, GA. So my vote will have to go with them!

Former Decatur Mom

August 25th, 2009
1:14 pm

SWD (Southwest Dekalb) without a doubt. With all due respect Lithonia Mom, I can promise you the band has more than just horn holders. The band students actually know their music. One can be singled out at anytime. SWD has played LEVEL 6 MUSIC for years. Level 6 is college level for those who may not know.

Former Decatur Mom

August 25th, 2009
1:25 pm

Wondering-to answer your question, I was on the set of drumline almost everyday for 1 1/2 months. I can’t answer the question regarding audtions but I can say that there were approximately 156 members of the fictitious Atlanta A&T band of which 120 were SWD band members and the others were from Clark.

Drummer101

August 25th, 2009
1:40 pm

Go Hillgrove

Band Nerd

August 25th, 2009
1:59 pm

Hillgrove High School Marching Band is the best!

Trypout76

August 25th, 2009
2:24 pm

Jamie

August 25th, 2009
2:27 pm

Hillgrove High School Marching Band!!!

Alumini

August 25th, 2009
2:27 pm

I totally agree that Druid Hills Marching Red Devils and the Dazzling Divas are the BEST!!! No Doubt About!!!

berdie

August 25th, 2009
2:32 pm

George Walton Academy Marching Bulldog Band, Monroe, GA

GWA’s band is made up of 7th through 12th graders. That’s what you do when your entire high school is the size of some school’s marching bands. GWA competes against such bands regularly and usually wins. They are AMAZING!

Pnice

August 25th, 2009
3:00 pm

FDH (Frederick Douglass Highschool)

Band Nerd

August 25th, 2009
3:01 pm

Hillgrove High School Band!!!

jenny

August 25th, 2009
3:16 pm

Hillgrove Band HIlgrove High School GA even though they are really young they have improved so much and under the direction of Mr. Ferrell and Mr. Erwin and the rest of the staff they are going to be big

AUSTELL-COBB COUNTY

August 25th, 2009
4:59 pm

PEBBLEBROOK HIGH SCHOOL, PERFORMING ARTS MAGNATE PROGRAM…..CHECK THEM OUT

Mary Fortenberry

August 25th, 2009
5:00 pm

Hillgrove High School Bands…no doubt about it.

Panther95

August 25th, 2009
5:51 pm

Therrell High School

WB

August 25th, 2009
6:10 pm

Hillgrove High has a fantastic program.

TAB

August 25th, 2009
6:50 pm

Hillgrove Band. Go HAWKS!

Band Dad

August 25th, 2009
6:57 pm

Hillgrove is the best new band out there.

LowndesVikings

August 25th, 2009
6:58 pm

LOWNDES HIGH SCHOOL GEORGIA BRIDGEMEN ARE THE BEST BAND IN THE STATE BY FAR!!!!

band fan

August 25th, 2009
7:03 pm

Lowndes High School Georgia Bridgemen. Best band in the state.

here’s their Resume to prove it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VepCiD_F8ac

marching hawk

August 25th, 2009
7:47 pm

The Hillgrove Band rocks. Dedication, determination, and excellence are what we strive for. With Mr. Ferrel and Mr. Erwin were the best at what we do. It doesn’t take much more to go first class!!!

Sen10r

August 25th, 2009
7:56 pm

Hillgrove Band :D [besides playing ability they are really nice people to know!]

Marimba Chick

August 25th, 2009
8:00 pm

Hillgrove high school!

Chris L

August 25th, 2009
8:24 pm

Definitely Hillgrove High School. Their directors have much experience in the field of music. Their marching band has shown excessive progress with each passing year. Their concert bands have also scored high in scoring and popularity.

Luke

August 25th, 2009
8:27 pm

The Hillgrove High School Marching Band is awesome!

Saxygirl9

August 25th, 2009
8:33 pm

Hillgrove High School, without a doubt.

Frank Kewrok

August 25th, 2009
8:44 pm

Hillgrove High School Marching Band!!!!

Cobb

August 25th, 2009
8:47 pm

I’ll say all 16 bands in Cobb should be on top of this list. Markham has run the best HS band program for years now in that county. As a CAMPBELL BANDS student, i’ve gotta nominate us–we may be small, but boy are we mighty. Look us up.

Lassiter has to come just behind.

Cobb

August 25th, 2009
8:48 pm

[or should I say in OUR county. Campbell is also in Cobb, right alongside Lassiter, Kenn. Mtn, Harrison, Walton, Pope, Pebblebrook, South Cobb, Kell, McEachern., Hillgrove, etc...]

Damon

August 25th, 2009
8:54 pm

Hillgrove H.S.: relatively new school that brings it all every time.

3phase eventer

August 25th, 2009
9:02 pm

Hillgrove High School- only 4 years old and their already turning heads at competitions and marching astounding shows.

Lori Jurewicz

August 25th, 2009
9:07 pm

I have to vote for Hillgrove Bands!!!! They started 4 years ago with a high standard of excellence and have maintained and improved every year!!! I am proud to have a child in the band and am impressed with the Band Directors and their devotion to the kids!!!

Rebecca

August 25th, 2009
9:09 pm

Hillgrove High school :D Mr. Ferrell and Mr. Erwin are amazing directors and really push the band to be their best! Fly high Hawks!

h.k.

August 25th, 2009
9:11 pm

I’ve gotta agree–Campbell’s band has certainly gained skill since I taught there–im now a teacher at Hillgrove, and we’ve got an amazing program for 4 years old, but my former school’s is also great!

Jono

August 25th, 2009
9:16 pm

Hillgrove Band: New band out there, but really making their place out there in the band world.

Band kid

August 25th, 2009
9:17 pm

I would have to agree with a lot of these people and say Hillgrove High school. They have really shocked everyone by how much they have grown in the past years. They made finals in BOA Orlando last year with it being only their third year marching(second year with uniforms).

Lassiter is also a great band, but Hillgrove is someone to watch.

Mary

August 25th, 2009
9:20 pm

George Walton Academy in Monroe!!!! GO DAWGS!!!

Jono

August 25th, 2009
9:21 pm

Hillgrove- they may be new, but really making their place out there in the band world, really creative shows too, I can’t wait to see what this season has in store and how far they’ll go!

LisaO

August 25th, 2009
9:23 pm

PEACHTREE RIDGE “ROARING LIONS” MARCHING BAND

Bill

August 25th, 2009
9:30 pm

Pebblebrook does have a fine band. As for Hillgrove, we hear ya. Enough, though.

LowndesVikings001

August 25th, 2009
9:30 pm

Lowndes High Georgia Bridgemen by far the best band in the state of georgia!!!

Hawk Mom

August 25th, 2009
9:46 pm

Hillgrove all the way!! To be such a young program – they have come a long way – Great directors – Great students – Great parents – GO HAWKS!!