The St. John Bosco High School Band Program is recognized as one of the finest and most comprehensive high school band programs in Catholic education. Its performing ensembles include the Liturgy Band, Concert Band, Chamber Winds, Jazz Band, Percussion Ensembles, Drum Line, and the Advance Band. In the fall, all of these groups combine to form the Bosco Braves Marching Band.
The band program provides a comprehensive musical experience for its students with special emphasis placed in the areas of Concert and Solo & Ensemble performance. Our bands consistently earn gold ratings at the Forum Music Festivals in Anaheim, California.
Each year, the students perform at home and away football games, the Belmont Shore and Whittier Christmas parades, the school’s fall and spring concerts, St. John Bosco special events, public musical festivals, and at a Christmas concert for St. Dominic Savio Elementary School in Bellflower.
In 2008, the band traveled to New York City, where students enjoyed musical theatre, symphony orchestra and band concerts. In 2002, it traveled to San Francisco to perform for Salesian High School in Richmond.