BHS Instrumental Music & Color Guard

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Bonita High School Instrumental Music and Color Guard Program

Born on athletic fields across the nation and founded in the tradition of military and outdoor pageantry, marching bands and color guards have a long history in America. Often rehearsing nine hours a day through heat, cold, dust and rain, they create thrilling performances where athleticism, musical talent, kaleidoscopic movement, and showmanship merge into an art form that is both competitive and entertaining.

The Bonita High School Instrumental Music and Color Guard Program is steeped in performance traditions and includes distinct seasons for Marching Band, Drumline, Color Guard, Jazz Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, and Symphonic Band. We would like to invite you to experience and share in the excitement and joy of our program.

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Mr. Jeff Bird

For over 20 years, Mr. Jeff Bird has taught music and 17 years of it has been at Bonita High School. Mr. Bird was raised in Lockport, NY, got his BMusEd Degree from the College of Wooster, OH and his MMA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Besides teaching instrumental music, Mr. Bird also teaches History of Rock n’ Roll and AP Music Theory.

Marching Band

Bonita's award-winning marching band program gives students the opportunity to perform and perfect their musical talents while learning leadership and teamwork skills.


Bonita's Battery & Front Ensemble perform throughout the marching band season then continues through the winter by performing solo competitions against other drum lines from around Southern CA.

Color Guard

Bonita's Color Guard performs throughout the marching band season then continues through the winter by performing solo completions against other Color Guards from around Southern CA.

Symphonic & Wind Ensemble

Bonita's Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Bands perform throughout the year for the community and at several festivals where they regularly receive superior ratings.

Jazz Band

Bonita's Jazz program is an audition-only performance ensemble focusing on the fundamentals of a wide variety of jazz styles. In the spring the group performs at festivals and is regularly invited to perform at functions around the community and at Disneyland.

Field Show Performances

Sponsor Opportunities

The shows that our groups perform demand many levels of financial support for staffing, design, props, costuming, equipment, transportation, and operational expenses. The support we receive from our business community and citizens makes a tremendous difference in our ability to provide the tremendously talented music students in the Bonita District with the opportunity to excel at their craft. Will you partner with us today? 

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