Big Band Review

The 7th Annual Big Band Review

The Annual Big Band Review will take place Opening Day - Wednesday, October 4 at The Big Fresno Fair at 1:00 p.m. Junior High and High School Marching Bands throughout California will compete for $15,000 in cash prizes and trophies - plus, let’s not forget bragging rights! Categories include Parade, Auxiliary, Drum Major and Percussion. The award ceremony will take place at 5 p.m. Click here for prize details. For questions, call (559) 650-3227.
The High School Sweepstakes Band winner will receive $2,000 and the Jr. High School Sweepstakes Band winner will receive $1,500. Then second place in both will get $500 and third place in both will get $250. Additionally, the first 20 bands to register were guaranteed a minimum of $500 each in prize money just for participating and showing their school pride. Last year, Sunnyside High School walked away as the High School winner collecting $2,000 with Washington Union High School taking 2nd place and Central High School taking 3rd place. Pioneer Middle School won the title of the Jr. High School winner collecting $1,500 with Clark Intermediate taking 2nd and Sutter Middle School taking 3rd.
The following 25 school bands will be participating in this year’s competition:
  • Bullard High School
  • Central High
  • Edison High School
  • Fresno High School
  • Fowler High School
  • Hanford West High School
  • Hoover High School
  • Kerman High School
  • Lemoore High School
  • Merced High School
  • Roosevelt High School
  • Sunnyside High School
  • Washington Union High School
  • Abraham Lincoln Middle School
  • Clark Intermediate
  • Cruickshank Middle School
  • El Capitan Middle School
  • Liberty Middle School
  • Pioneer Middle School
  • Reyburn Intermediate
  • Rio Vista Middle School
  • Sutter Middle School
  • Terronez Middle School
  • Selma High School



Photos of Past Big Band Review Competitions