Friday, July 20, 2018

Foothill High School Music Program

The Annual Foothill Band Review

Foothill High School Marching Band and Color Guard will lead the way as 35 high school and middle school bands march down Main Street beginning at 9:00 am, Saturday, Oct. 28th, in the 43rd annual Band Review. 

The 2017 parade Grand Marshal is PUSD Superintendent David Haglund, Ed. D.

  • The parade will run south on Main Street from 9:00am until 1:00pm 
  • The concert competition, held at Amador Valley High School will take place from 8:00 a.m.-2:15pm. 
  • Parade and concert awards are scheduled at 3:00 pm at Amador High School. 
  • The Field Show competition, with 20 marching bands, will be held at Foothill High School starting at 3:30pm, with awards at 10:00pm. Foothill is tentatively scheduled to perform at 9:30pm. General admission to the field show is $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors. There is no charge for those arriving just to watch Foothill’s closing performance.

Please join us for an exciting and enjoyable day and evening of music and entertainment!
Band Directors and Competitors



We are currently accepting applications for parade, field show, and concert.  We will hand out over 120 trophies and awards over the course of this wonderful event.  To start the day, the parade competition launches from Amador Valley High School and marches down Main St., right through Pleasanton's lovely downtown.  The parade awards and field show are held in the afternoon and evening at Foothill High School, overlooking the Tri-Valley area - a beautiful venue for a band review!  

Participating band directors over the years have consistently lauded our organization  - we strive to make it easy for you, all the way through to the great selection of food at our concession stands to satisfy all of our hungry students and their families.

Please click HERE to submit an application to participate in this year's Foothill High School Band Review!

Parents and Boosters

We are very proud to carry on the grand tradition of hosting the biggest, most competitive, and best run band review in our area of the country.  This year will mark 43 years of showing off our town, our school, our music program, and our students.

Many Hands Make for Lighter Work and More Fun

We have a well-developed and time-tested program for putting on the Band Review, but to be successful, we need your participation.  There are more than 300 volunteer positions to be filled, all well-defined and ready for you to step into.  These positions occur at all different times during the Band Review day, with a few of them before the big day and a few afterwards.  We ask every family to take at least two spots.  Want to do more? We have team leader positions for many facets of the the band Review.

Thank you to all who have volunteered already.  If you haven’t had a chance to sign up to volunteer yet, please use this link. Parent volunteer shifts are available throughout the Saturday Band Review (5:30am-11:30pm).  There are also limited volunteer shifts Friday and Sunday, if those work better for you and your family.  Friday shifts will be released at a later date.The event takes place at 3 venues:  Downtown Pleasanton, Amador Valley High School and Foothill High School.  Please make note of your shift locations. A reminder of your job description(s) and shift(s) will be sent out 14 days prior to the Band Review.

**Please encourage your friends who haven’t signed up yet to sign up now!**

Open planning meetings for all section leads and all those wanting to be involved in the event will be held on Thursdays at 7:00 pm. The first general Fall Band Review Meeting will be on Thursday, September 7 at 7:00 pm. (location to be confirmed).  This 9/7 meeting is the meeting you should attend to learn more about the band review and how to get involved. 
Subsequent meetings will be held on  9/21, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19. (Band Review "leads" only will also meet on Thursday 8/31 and the week of the event as needed.)

Band Review Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  I have younger children and don’t know how I can volunteer. 

Families find it helpful to have 1 parent/guardian/friend handle the needs of younger children (as well as drive any FH Band/Guard students to/from the events) while another parent/guardian/friend volunteers for the 2 shifts.  We love having aunts, uncles and grandparents volunteer, too!   

Q:  What time does Foothill perform?

FHS Marching Band & Color Guard kick off the parade Downtown at 9:00am.  Foothill does not perform in the Concert Competition at AVHS.  FHS Marching Band & Color Guard perform LAST at the field show at Foothill High School (spectators arrive by 9:00pm).

Q:  Does my student volunteer too?

YES!  All music and guard program students will be asked to volunteer on a separate sign-up sheet available 2-3 weeks before the Band Review.  There are volunteer shifts for Non-Marching Band and Marching Band students to take into account performance times.  

Q:  Where do I check-in as a volunteer?

Volunteer check-in for both Parents and Students for Downtown and Amador Valley High School is in front of the Q building at AVHS.  Volunteer check-in for Foothill High School is in front of the band room.  

Q:  I signed up for a shift but need to change it.  What do I do?

Using the link above, go back to the Signup Sheet.  Scroll down through the description until you get to the first volunteer shift.  You will see a link that says “Already signed up?  You can change your sign up.”   Click on that and follow the instructions. 


Have questions about volunteering or problems signing up?   Contact Joy Iwata at or 

Band Review Trophy Sponsorship
Each year we solicit sponsorship for the trophies we hand out at our band review. Our goal is to cover the costs of the purchase of these trophies.  Please consider sponsoring a trophy, or seeing if your employer would be willing to sponsor one or more or even a company match to your sponsorship. 

Also, if you know of local businesses that may be interested in supporting our program, this is a great way for them to get some recognition.  Sponsors will be announced during the awarding of the sponsored trophy.  They will also be mentioned in the band review programs.  Sponsors will also have the opportunity to have their band member or younger sibling hand out the awards during the ceremony.  Attached is the sponsorship letter that explains the program in greater detail and contains the sponsorship form.
We are looking for sponsors/donors to help make it a successful event. All donations pledged to us must be received by October 20, 2017 if possible.

Foothill Band Boosters is a non-profit and we are classified as a 501(c)(3) organization. Our tax ID is 94-2795425.
We thank you in advance for your kind consideration. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Please fill out the attached form and contributions can be sent to: 
Foothill High School: Trophy Sponsorship
Foothill Band Boosters
PO BOX 866
Pleasanton, CA 94566

Foothill Band Review Award Sponsorship Form

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