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Marching Band / Color Guard Competition

What You Need to Know for the

Independence Invitational

Saturday, Nov. 6

9 a.m. Rehearsal at MVHS

1 p.m. Board the buses to Independence High School in San Jose


Download the itinerary.

Time to Pack

Your Competition Bag!

It's time to pack your competition bag with all the items that you will need for the season.

Competition Bag Packing List


Questions? See your section leader.


(Travel shirts are on their way! And if you ordered shoes, they are coming soon.)

Community Thank You Performance:

View Photos!

Sept. 27 saw the triumphant return of the Spartan and Eagle marching bands to the Mountain View High field.  The Spartan Marching Band presented the first two movements of its 2021 show, Blue Horizons, with design by Tim Hinton, Thomas Peters, Bruce Paulson and Armeen Gharfourpour.

Check out photos from the day

Join Your Fellow Instrumental Music Boosters

IMPA Meeting

7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, via Zoom

'Tis the Season: Help Instrumental Music Raise Money!

Volunteer for the Turkey Trot!

Volunteer for the Spartans Tree Lot!

Volunteer for Both!


Volunteers needed Nov. 24 and 25
Start and finish at Mountain View High

The Turkey Trot, itself, takes place on Thanksgiving (Thursday, Nov. 25).


Volunteers needed Nov. 20-Dec. 19
Located at Mountain View High

The 8th Annual Spartans Tree Lot will open on Nov. 26. The delivery model used last year will be in effect, as well as an in-person lot.

Sign up!


Be sure to indicate "MVHS Instrumental Music" on the sign-up roster to make sure your hours are counted.


All funds raised will go toward supporting such Instrumental Music needs as student scholarships, performance needs, classroom equipment and music purchases.

In the past, Instrumental Music has earned as much as $3,000 working at the Turkey Trot and Tree Lot. It's fun! And it's a great way to give back to the community!


Instrumental Music  will be compensated at a rate of $18 per volunteer hour. The program with the most volunteer hours across the Tree Lot and Turkey Trot events will
receive a $500 bonus!

Miss the Parent Meeting?

Watch the Video!

You are invited to join the Full Symphony Orchestra!

All musicians are welcome, no matter your experience. You will play a great variety of works, such as advanced compositions by Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Bernstein, Mozart and Holst.

Questions? See Anna Linde


Anyone can volunteer. Current and past parents—and band alumni—are welcome. All help is appreciated.

Sign up!




Remember, you are representing the Mountain View High School Music Program.  Practice kindness and act responsibly.


All Spartan Sound Members are wearing the new Spartan Sound long-sleeve shirt, a hat and long blue jeans or black pants.



Spartan Sound will have the third quarter off. Students will need to be back in the stands two minutes before the start of fourth quarter. 

The folks at Snack Shack will be setting up a station for musicians to get a hot dog or quesadilla plus a soda during the third quarter. Thanks to the PTSA, dinner will be at no cost to Spartan Sound students.

Three or four parent volunteers are needed to help distribute dinner during the third quarter.

Sign up!


Family members and friends who wish to attend the game will need to pay for admission at the main entrance of the stadium.




Winter Auxiliary

Community Thank You Concert

1 p.m. Saturday, April 23

MVHS Large Gym

Join the Mountain View High 2022 Winter Auxiliary for a free concert for friends, family and the entire MVHS community. The concert will feature the Winter Auxiliary's award-winning performances at the California Color Guard Circuit competition in early April.

Winter Percussion will perform The River by Armeen Ghafourpour, and Winter Guard will perform Reflections by Bruce Paulson.

Donations, collected at the door, are very much appreciated.