19th Annual Jupiter Festival of Bands

About the Event

Jupiter High School Band parents and students are honored to host the 2023 Festival of Bands for its 19th year. Featuring 10+ high school marching bands from throughout the State of Florida competing in the Festival, a Florida Marching Band Championships Regional Competition. Bands of all sizes, from class 1A of less than 49 members to class 5A of 126+ members, will be competing for best-in-class awards and “Fan Favorite” Awards. It is estimated over 5,000 will be in attendance to cheer on the marching bands from across the state.

A celebration of music education at its finest, showcasing excellence, teamwork, and student leadership of Florida’s outstanding marching bands. These young performers and their achievements advocate for the importance of music education in schools locally and nationwide. 

Heather Franklin, Director of band operations, said the Festival of Bands has really progressed the last few years. “We strive to make this event not only a top-tier competition, but fun too. We want the bands and community to come back every year.  This year we have really stepped up the competition and hope the community will come to see the hard work, dedication, and artistry these kids put into marching –and leave as new fans of the marching arts.”

This event is South Florida’s premier marching band competition and an entertaining, family-friendly event featuring live music, choreography and competition. Ryan Ross, Jupiter High School Band and Festival Director, says “We have been able to source top talent from across the United States to come and preview the leading Florida marching bands.  This is an event not to be missed.” For an updated schedule of events, visit www.jupiterfestivalofbands.org.

All will wrap up with an exhibition by the Spirit of Jupiter High School Marching Band, with an awards ceremony to follow and will feature high school marching bands, evaluated by a panel of highly recognized marching band expert judges.  We would like to thank our judging panel for their time to evaluate the different performance levels.  Our judges this year include: Dr. Aaron Witek, John Mapes, Alejandro Talvarez, Sean McElroy, Key Poulon, Jamie Holley, Daniel Gutierrez, and Enrique Perez.

We thank all of our sponsors including Main Field Event Sponsor, Florida Power and Light, without whom this event would not be possible.

Tickets available at:

www.jupiterfestivalof bands.org


About Spirit of Jupiter (SOJ)

The Spirit of Jupiter marching band is part of the wider Jupiter High School music program.  In 2021 the SOJ was crowned the state champions in the Class 3A at the Florida Marching Band Championship.  Visit Jupiterbands.com to learn more about the band. 

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