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Rides Closed Sunday Sep 18, 20222 Due to Rain.

Saturday, October 21, 2023

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.

Check back in April for details and online registration for the 2023 event.

Band Directors

Register Through NCBA

Registration deadline is September 16, 2022, or until full.

Band Directors

To inquire about a waiting list please email [email protected].

Band Biographies

Fill Out Band Bio

Please fill out biographies by October 7, 2022.

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

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.

Line of March


Purchase a Santa Cruz Band Review T-shirt and receive a Boardwalk Rides Wristband for FREE!

Connect with your school’s Band Director for details. T-shirt deadline is September 19, 2022.

Band Review T-Shirt
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Friends & Family

Purchase discounted Ride Wristbands with your discount code!

$44.95 – $15 off gate price!


Offer valid with a discount code for advance purchases only. Discount codes provided on the flyer, ask your Band Director for details. Wristbands are only valid on October 15, 2022.


Santa Cruz High School and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

We are members of the Northern California Band Association.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Email [email protected].

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