Auburn High School Marching Band
About the Band
The Auburn High School Marching Band, the most visible component of the ACS Bands, had humble beginnings when, In 1935, a group of 17 Auburn High students formed a band to perform at the Auburn-Opelika football game, and marched the first high school halftime show in East Alabama (click here to read our full history). Today the band boasts 200 members made up of Winds, Brass, Percussion, Colorguard, and Majorettes.
Competitive since 2014, the AHSMB has consistently presented superior and creative programs, even earning Grand Champion honors at several fesitivals & competitions. This compeitive and creative spirit has spawned other performing groups within our program, including the AHS Winterguard and Indoor Percussion Ensemble, who extend the activity into the Spring.
Additionally, the AHSMB has had many opportunities to represent the lovliest village on the plains around the world. in 1997, the Marching Band made its first trip overseas, with a performance in the Lord Mayor of Westminister's New Years Parade in London, England. The Marching Band also performed at halftime for Auburn University football games in 1996 and 1999, and was invited to the 1994 Gubernatorial Inaugural Parade. In 2001, the Marching Band returned to Europe for the La Grande Parade de Paris in Paris, France. Since then, the band has performed parades in other state-side locales like San Antonio, Washington D.C. and the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Orlando.