The Spartanburg High School Band, as part of SHS since 1932, is one of the oldest band programs in South Carolina. The band has grown from its original thirteen members to around 200 students in the Marching, Concert, Jazz, Colorguard, and various other ensembles. The band has been featured at the American School Band Directors Association National Convention twice, the Southeastern Concert Band Clinic, and the SC Music Educator’s Convention. The band has represented the state in Philadelphia during the 1987 Bicentennial of the Constitution and the 1998 and 2000 Thanksgiving Day Parade. It has also marched in several Governors Inaugural Parades and has represented South Carolina in the Presidential Inaugural Parade. The band has also done parades in New York City, Disney World, and New Orleans. The band has consistently received numerous awards in concert band, jazz band, marching band and is a consistent recipient of the SCBDA Outstanding Performance Award.
The Spartanburg High School Band is an inclusive and welcoming program that centers around musical performance, learning organizational skills and personal growth. We give performances of all types in several different musical areas: Concert Band, various chamber ensembles, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Percussion Ensemble and Winterguard. Through musical performance, band members create close ties, friendships, memories and mentorships as we strive to create musical excellence.