Atomic Pictures - Proud Supporter Of The Homewood Band
Atomic Pictures - Proud Supporter Of The Homewood Band

About The Homewood Patriot Band

Pride, Perfection and Professionalism

Over the podium in our band room hangs three stars.  Each star represents a cornerstone of the Homewood High School band program; Pride, Perfection and Professionalism. These key attributes are at the center of what every band students strives for in their everyday life at Homewood High School.  It is a proud legacy that we have adhered for over four decades. These high standards have allowed the Homewood Patriot Marching Band to be one of the most recognizable and most respected high school bands in the world.

Currently, the Homewood High School Patriot Band consists of three concert bands, 3 percussion ensembles, multiple jazz bands, Patriot Color Guard, Winter Guard and the Star Spangled Girls dance team.  Our student musicians, dancers and guard are internationally known, having participated in the most prestigious parades in the United States and Europe and have appeared on international television broadcasts in hundreds of countries.  This is no easy feat and is the culmination of a school system and community focused on the importance of music education. 

Over 1000 students participating in our various bands

Across the last ten years, our high school marching band has grown from 180 students to over 400. This year, 425 9th-12th graders are marching. That number represents over 40 percent of our student enrollment, making us the largest high school band in Alabama based on overall numbers and student participation.  Between our middle school and high school, we currently have over 1000 Homewood students participating in our various bands.  It’s an unprecedented number that continues to grow year after year. 


Milestones Of The Homewood Band

The Homewood High School Marching Band first appeared on international television nearly 40 years ago. Since then, we have remained one of the most recognized and highly requested high school bands in the world. Known for an exceptional level of musical performance, distinct uniforms and precision showmanship, our students have performed for heads of state, at the most prestigious parades in the United States and Europe and have been viewed by untold millions on television broadcasts in over 200 countries.  Here are the highlights of our significant appearances and accomplishments.

  Major Political Events


United States Presidential Inaugural Parade
Washington, DC

2001, 1989


State of Alabama Inaugural Parade
Montgomery, AL

2003, 1999, 1995, 1991, 1987

 Major Parades - Domestic


Tournament Of Roses Parade
Pasadena, CA

2014, 2009, 2003, 1984

We are honored to have participated in the Tournament of Roses Parade more than any school in Alabama.


Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
New York, NY

2018, 2011, 2006, 2000, 1995, 1990, 1986, 1981, 1978 and 2018

We are honored to have participated in the Macy's Parade more than any school outside of the NY area. Our 2018 appearance will mark our 40th anniversary.


Fiesta Bowl Parade
Phoenix, AZ

2004 - 3rd Place, 2nd Place General Effect
1999 - 1st Place, Overall Best Auxiliary
1994 - Second Place


Orange Bowl Parade
Miami, FL

2000 - Lead the parade

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Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade
Philadelphia, PA

2016 - Featured Band


  Major Parades - International


St. Patrick's Day Parade
Dublin & Limerick, Ireland

1997 - Winner Best Dressed Band & Grand Champion
1993 - Winner Best Dressed Band & Grand Champion


Lord Mayor Of Westminister's New Years Day Parade
London, England


Major Theme Parks


Anaheim, CA

2013, 2009, 2003, 1984


Walt Disney World
Orlando, FL

2010, 1997, 2014

  Major Sporting Events


Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta, GA 


Dallas Cowboys
Dallas, TX 


BBVA Compass Bowl
Birmingham, AL


 Academic Exhibition


Alabama Music Educators Conference



University of Southern Mississippi Conductors Conference


Other Significant Awards & Accomplishments


Best Communities for Music Education

2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2005


Host - DCI International Finals
Birmingham, AL

1978, 1979

All Superior Ratings in Marching Band Competitions Since 1972