Big Band Review

The 8th Annual Big Band Review

The 8th Annual Big Band Review will take place Opening Day - Wednesday, October 3 at The Big Fresno Fair.  Jr. High and High School Marching Bands throughout the State of California will compete in the following categories for cash prizes: Parade, Auxiliary, Drum Major and Percussion. The Big Band Review competition will begin at 1:00 p.m. and awards will be announced at 5:00 p.m.

Click here for the 2018 Big Band Review application that has more details! For questions, call (559) 650-3227.

A total of $15,000 in prize money will be given out to bands competing in the Big Band Review! The High School Sweepstakes Band winner will receive $1,500 and the Jr. High School Sweepstakes Band winner will receive $1,250. Then first place in both will get $500, second place in both will get $400 and third place in both will get $300. 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 winners were:
  • High School: Washington Union High School Sweepstakes Winner ($1,500); Central High School 1st Place ($500); Sunnyside High School 2nd Place ($400); Lemoore High School 3rd Place ($300)
  • Jr. High: Sutter Middle School Sweepstakes Winner ($1,250); Clark Intermediate 1st Place ($500); Reyburn Intermediate 2nd Place ($400); Pioneer Middle School 3rd Place ($300)

The following 21 school bands will be participating in this year’s competition:

                                                                                Central High School                                                

Clark Intermediate

El Capitan Middle School

John Sutter Middle School

Liberty Middle School

Pioneer Middle School

Rio Vista Middle School

Weaver Middle School

Cruickshank Middle School

Fresno High School

Gaston Middle School

Edison High School

Fowler High School

Kerman High School

Lemoore High School

Selma High School

Sunnyside High School

Washington Union High School

Golden Valley High School

Roosevelt High School

Riverdale High School

Hoover High School



Photos of Past Big Band Review Competitions