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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

Will

August 29th, 2009
6:33 pm

Rome High School’s “Sound of the Seven Hills” is definately one of the best bands in the state. In the past three years they have earned the title Grand Champion 4 times, and earned 3rd overall three times. Their program has stayed strong through a change in its director. Here’s a link from their FIRST halftime performance which was last night:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpsYh4O0bjs

menicko

August 29th, 2009
6:44 pm

Martin Luther King Jr. High School in Lithonia, Ga. is the best sounding marching band with their for real drum line…
Everyone always leaves hearing them with goosebumps…..

TomSr

August 29th, 2009
6:45 pm

Etowah HS. I really like the Drum Major.

Goldenglove002

August 29th, 2009
6:58 pm

Kell HS may have one of the best progressing programs out there. It’s finally starting to get up in size and age and should easily be considered one of the better bands out there.

But there is no doubt that Lassitter, Harrison and Kennesaw Mtn. are the best at the moment because of their sheer size and ability.

Goldenglove002

August 29th, 2009
7:01 pm

Susie-
BOA super regionals do a pretty good job of that. Most of the bands in the Atlanta area go to that. Check it out in the Dome on Oct. 31st

Val

August 29th, 2009
7:33 pm

Banneker High School

gina

August 29th, 2009
8:40 pm

Looks like we forgot and excellent band in alpharetta. The Chattahoochee High School Band. Best band won awards at Nationals each year!

sheryl Addison

August 29th, 2009
9:22 pm

This is the BEST band program in the county. Not only do the bands over pass all expectations with group activities. But these directors put their all into each and every band student in their program. These student thrive on the groups success. I am from the Hillgrove Marching Band

Bandbuddy143

August 29th, 2009
11:10 pm

Harrison High School has the best band ever! They are recognized as one of the top 12 marching bands in the nation and they are the only Georgia high school band marching in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this year! Go Hoyas!

Andre

August 30th, 2009
10:40 am

I believe HILLGROVE is SPAMMING and so is TRI-CITIES. I just can’t believe a school that new has that many fans.

Ashley

August 30th, 2009
10:48 am

Kell High School

HillgroveTbone

August 30th, 2009
2:24 pm

Hillgrove band is awesome and its only been open for three years! I love it and have had so much fun and the season is just starting to pick up! When we ended our show on Friday I couldn’t believe it, the feeling of people standing up for our band is unreal! Our band is as close as a family! I love you my hillgrove high school band family, band directors, and band parents! :)

kid no longer in marching band mom

August 30th, 2009
2:24 pm

I wish I could say our high school’s band was the best but sadly cannot. The director is incompetent and doesn’t appreciate the hardworking parents. That said, I’ve seen a lot of great bands around and I would say Lassiter, Walton, Milton are at the top.

Iesha

August 30th, 2009
2:30 pm

I AGREE WITH A LOT OF PEOPLE ON HERE I’M A PROUD BULLDOG BLUE THUNDER WHAT WHAT WHITE LIGHTING BLUE BLUE. HONESTLY, I WILL ALWAYS BELIEVE THAT MY SCHOOL IS THE BEST BAND IN THE LAND BECAUSE THATS MY ALMA MATER JUST LIKE EVERYONE ON HERE BUT SOMEONE MADE THE COMMENT ABOUT WASHINGTON AND DOUGLASS LAYING THE FOUNDATION FOR THESE OTHER BANDS AND THATS TRUE. DECADES BEFORE DRUMLINE AND ANY OTHER MOVIE THATS OUT WE’VE HAVE BEEN HERE AND HANDS DOWN FOR THE WESTSIDE I GIVE IT TO WASHINGTON AND DOUGLASS AND ALSO MAYS. AND SOUTHWEST DEKALB THEY HAVE THERE SEASONS WHEN THEIR GOOD BUT THEIR OVER RATED SERIOUSLY AND AS FOR THEM BEING IN DRUMLINE BE FOR REAL IT WASN’T THAT SERIOUS WE WERE THEIR JUST LIKE EVERY OTHER MARCHING BAND AND FOR THEM TO BE THE BEST I CAN’T TELL WHEN WE WAS AT THE PREMIER WE WAS NEXT TO THEM AND THEY DID KNOW ANY OF THE MUSIC THAT WAS IN THE MOVIE ALMOST EVERYBODY HAD THEIR MUSIC WITH THEM SO WHAT DOES THAT SAY ABOUT THE SUPPOSE TO BE BEST BAND YOU TELL ME. I’LL ONLY GIVE CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE I KNOW MY SCHOOL HAS THEIR TIMES TO BUT WE CAN STILL HOLD IT DOWN.

THE EASTSIDE HAVE A LOT OF GREAT MARCHING BANDS TO LIKE STEPHENSON HIGH NOW I’VE HEARD THEM, U GOT REDAN, MLK, COLUMBIA AND MANY OTHER SCHOOL OH AND I FORGOT MORROW, MUNDY MILLS IF THATS SPELLED RIGHT, LITHONIA, CEDAR GROVE TOO

Terri

August 30th, 2009
4:55 pm

Newton High (Covington). A few years back, the school brilliantly brought in an new director with a new style which better fit the changing student population… and it worked. Students are so excited about this band they had to hire an assistant director for the first time in many, many years this year. And their excitement and dedication translate to the field– the music is vibrant and incredible as they high step to the beat.

Brian

August 30th, 2009
5:03 pm

Lassiter. It’s not even close.

HHS Hawks

August 30th, 2009
6:06 pm

Hillgrove High School – Loyalty, Dedication and a Class Act. In just 4 short years, HHS Band proven to be a viable competitor. The dedication of the Directors, who continually exhibit and insist upon the highest level of character, have earned the respect of the students and parents. Good Luck Hawks.

taylor miles

August 30th, 2009
9:19 pm

Buford High School Marching Band.
has a history of amazingness and always does good at competitions. we have an amazing show this year and you’re really missing out on something if you don’t get to see it!
we have good music as well as awesome marching technique.

Pam Smith

August 30th, 2009
9:23 pm

The Buford Band of Wolves are consistently AWESOME! This is my 6th year as a Band Mom and each year gets better and better!

HHSMom

August 30th, 2009
9:24 pm

Hillgrove isn’t spamming. They have a strong family base of supporters along with the supporters of the school. If you have ever see those kids together you know that they are truly a band family. They have always been so polite and caring of each other. I greatly enjoy watching them practice or perform because they have a love for what they do. Mr. Ferrell and Mr. Erwin are really teaching them how to be proper adults. So go Hillgrove Hawks!

MTP

August 30th, 2009
9:25 pm

Buford Marching Band is the best, hands down.

Ex Band Mom

August 30th, 2009
9:32 pm

Buford High School Band of Wolves consistently get high ratings in ALL competitions.

zac

August 30th, 2009
9:33 pm

Buford Band of Wolves

erin

August 30th, 2009
9:53 pm

NORTH SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL!

Jana

August 30th, 2009
10:28 pm

Buford Band of Wolves!!

Betsy Rutherford

August 30th, 2009
10:36 pm

Buford High wins…hands down!

Stephanie

August 31st, 2009
12:02 am

Buford High School Band of Wolves….. they are your BEST!!!!

Buford Band!

August 31st, 2009
12:16 am

Buford Marching Band of Wolves! ——-

Reigning from Buford High School and representing very well, this band is fresh, unique, highly entertaining, and best of all, precise. They’re musicianship is always phenomenal, no matter how small the band, their sound is as great as their effort and hardwork. Earning superiors for their dedication is nothing new to this band. Every year they accomplish more than the year before. Not only are they easy on the ears, but they’re easy on the eyes as well. They are a uniformed band with a great flag line and dance line, these girls help make the visuals come to life. Their flag work and dance rountines are strong and solid, adding the right techniques at the right moments.Together they are the Buford Marching Band of Wolves! Go Buford!

The Gold Ensemble

August 31st, 2009
12:46 am

Harrison High School (West Cobb) is excellence plus. No competitors.

Carolyn Gubser

August 31st, 2009
6:33 am

Brookwood Bronco’s marching band is one of the best and biggest around.

Former Band Mom

August 31st, 2009
6:40 am

BUFORD HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND OF WOLVES!!!!

Buford Band Mom

August 31st, 2009
6:43 am

Buford High School’s band of Wolves is AWESOME!

humbleopus

August 31st, 2009
7:01 am

Lassiter Trojan Band in Cobb County

Sandy

August 31st, 2009
7:13 am

Buford High School Band, small school, big spirit. Wonderful showmanship and very entertaining. Also great kids.

Barbara May

August 31st, 2009
9:54 am

Bufort High Band!!!

Barbara May

August 31st, 2009
9:55 am

Whoops, I meant Buford High Band

Phyllis Hansard

August 31st, 2009
10:21 am

Buford High School Band of Wolves

Brittany

August 31st, 2009
11:56 am

I can say this hands down all the way, the best high school band I have ever heard is the Lassiter Band!! Even my friends in Florida have heard of them & have never been to Georgia before.

RSX (Former DeKalb Student)

August 31st, 2009
1:42 pm

Miller Grove, they beat SWD at Jamboree last year.

Mays Band Parent

August 31st, 2009
1:58 pm

No doubt Mays has the best band in the land.

Catamount

August 31st, 2009
2:14 pm

Dalton High School Catamount Band.

Northwest GA is where it’s at.

OlaBandMom2

August 31st, 2009
2:19 pm

Ola High School Marching Mustangs.

barneyb

August 31st, 2009
2:36 pm

Lassiter, Pope, and Harrison- the 4 best bands in Cobb and the state!

Kim

August 31st, 2009
2:43 pm

Johnson High School (Gainesville)!

R

August 31st, 2009
3:03 pm

SWD is a joke and a fraud. When we played them we were thinking we’ll see this great band with precision. Wrong! What we saw (and heard) was a group of off keyed instruments and badly sounding drums playing constantly for 20 minutes in the fist half (doesn’t that violate GHSA rules?). Their HT show was a disappointment. How they “got” a TV show is beyond me.

obomaisaclown

August 31st, 2009
3:15 pm

Kell is simply the best and then their is the rest.

Tracy

August 31st, 2009
3:19 pm

Mays High Raiders are off da chain!!!! Nice tribute to Michael Jackson last week!!!!!!

Mustang

August 31st, 2009
3:53 pm

OLA HIGH. No Doubt about it.

Leek

August 31st, 2009
3:58 pm

Sleet - A kold freezing rain

August 31st, 2009
3:59 pm

Without sounding racist,

Non-African American band Heritage High in Conyers.
Non-Caucasian Flip the coin Southwest Dekalb and Stephenson.

P.S. Heritage’s band travel with their own tractor-trailer!