MARCHING BAND / CONCERT BAND
Our most visible group is the Napa High School Marching Band with an over 100 year tradition of performing in the Napa Valley. Mr. Riendeau directs the 75+ member band with the help of a strong student leadership hierarchy including Drum Majors, Section Leaders, and a Concertmaster along with a host of parent volunteers.
FOOTBALL GAMES: The Napa High School Marching Band is a proud 13th member of Napa High School's football team, performing at all home football games with a different halftime show at each, and supporting the team from the sidelines and in the stands throughout the games. During the Fall semester, this typically means that the band attends at least 6 varsity games, plus more if the team enters playoffs.
PERFORMANCES & PARADES: The Napa High School Marching Band is a “College” styled “High Stepping” show band that focuses on performances that support our community. During the fall semester, The Marching Band performs at a wide variety of events throughout the region including: The Yountville Days Parade, CAL Band Day, the Napa Downtown Holiday Parade, and more. Locally the band tours for the Middle and Elementary schools in the Napa High Unified School District throughout the year. In the Spring, the band performs at the annual NHSIM outdoor music fundraiser: The Festival!
CONCERT SEASON: At the winter break Marching Season ends and Concert Season begins. The band packs away the marching uniforms and transitions into a concert band, learning and refining concert pieces for auditorium performances in March and in May.