Santa Cruz Band Review Marching Band Competition

Santa Cruz Band Review

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Join us for an exciting musical parade as 55 Northern California high school and junior high school marching bands compete next to the iconic Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in the ONLY band review with warm sand, cool surf, and hot rides!

Marching bands will be judged in categories such as music, showmanship, and marching.

Band Directors

SOLD OUT. To inquire about a waiting list, please email Bridgette Q. at

Band Biographies

Click here to fill out your marching band's biography by October 12, 2018.

Parade Route

The entire parade route is in the area adjacent to the Boardwalk with easy bus drop-off.

Parade Route Map

Line of March will be available the first week of October.

Line of March is determined by division and registration date.

Divisions are determined by band size (musicians only, not auxiliary).

Note: There will be some restricted street parking and minor detours near the Boardwalk during the Band Review, but all Boardwalk parking lots will be open.


Remember the event with a Santa Cruz Band Review T-shirt and receive an All-Day Rides Wristband as an extra bonus!

Connect with your school's band director for details. Event T-shirts are available with registration for an additional charge. T-shirt deadline is September 25, 2018.

Band Review T-Shirt

Friends & Family

Make your trip memorable and purchase discounted All-Day Rides Wristbands and Rides + MyBoardwalk Card Combos.

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Santa Cruz High School and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

We are members of the Northern California Band Association.

Email or call (831) 460-3342.


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