Welcome to the award-winning J.P. Taravella High School Band & Orchestra Family. We invite you to participate in our continued tradition of excellence that has become synonymous with the Taravella Band & Orchestra name, and continue to furnish us with many opportunities for learning and growth, both musical and non-musical. 

The fall season features the excellence of our one-of-a-kind Marching Band. The JPT Marching Band maintains a high degree of success, and has received many honors, including 36 consecutive Superior Ratings at the FBA District Marching Assessment, dating back to the day the school opened in 1981, and marching in the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Parade in Washington, DC. The Band & Orchestra Program will consist of Wind Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Symphonic and Concert Band ensembles, a String Orchestra, a Jazz Ensemble, Color Guard and Winter Guard. In addition to these ensembles, members of the JPT Band & Orchestra Program distinguish themselves through individual participation in Region, All-County, All-State Honor Band and Orchestra, and several University sponsored honor bands, as well as all FBA & FOA Music Performance Assessments. The JPT Winter Guard program offers a showcase for the talents of the color guard members during the Winter and Spring months.  These groups will travel to and compete in many local, regional, and possible national events. 

Hard-working students, dedicated directors, involved and active parents, and a supportive administration and community all combine to make it possible for the JPT Band & Orchestra Program to offer an unparalleled array of musical opportunities. Our students are expected to set and reach high goals for themselves and the program. Rewards of meeting those goals are immeasurable in the development of our students as well-rounded adults. Members of the JPT Band & Orchestra will grow musically, emotionally, mentally, socially, and physically during their time in this program.   

I also urge our guests to check out our sponsors located on the fundraising page.  Their generosity helps our program and our students reach for success.


  • 8/1 - Band Camp starts next week!  We are looking for water and Gatorade donations. Meal Order forms are available on the student page.  For any questions please contact our Hospitality Chair Dawn Herrera at jptbandhospitality@gmail.com.
  • 7/27 - The calendar has been update with the 2017-2018 school year known events.  Several events have not yet released their full schedule so further updates are coming.  Please note Rome Meeting Monday 7/31 at 7PM in the JPT Band Room.  Come learn about the Rome trip and see Mr. Friedman's pictures and listen to him speak about his recent journey to Rome.  Don't miss this one in a lifetime opportunity! 
  • 6/1 - Attention: All New and Returning Students (including incoming 9th graders). Please upload a recording of your choice as your audition for Band Placement next year. The recording needs to be 2 minutes or less, and can be any music that shows off your best playing ability. Those students who would like to be selected for Wind Orchestra should play the Lyrical Exercise from the 2017-18 All-State requirements, however it's not required.  

Upload your audition recording here. Make sure your name is in the Subject Heading.

  • 5/25 - The Memorial Day Wind Orch performance has been updated on the calendar.  Please check  the calendar entry for times and additional information.


JPT Band upcoming events can be viewed below.  If you would prefer a monthly view of the calendar please click here. Instructions on how do download the calendar to your computer or mobile device will be found on the parent and student pages.

No upcoming events.