JPT Marching Band, Orchestra and Color Guard

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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 38 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.   In October 2018, the JPT Marching Band attended Bands of America in Orlando for the first time ever, competing against bands from all over the country, and placed in the Top 10.

The Band & Orchestra Program consists of Wind Orchestra, Wind Symphony, and Concert Band ensembles, a String Orchestra, two Jazz Ensembles, Color Guard, Winter Guard, and Winter Percussion. 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.   

We 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.


  • Elections for the JP Taravella Band Patrons Organization will take place at the parent meeting scheduled for May 7, 2020.   Please see the Notice of Election on the Downloads page for more information. 
  • Band Banquet will be held on May 2, 2020.  Please review the Band Banquet policy on the Downloads page.


JPT Band upcoming events can be viewed below.  If you would prefer a monthly view of the calendar please click below.  The monthy view, which is a google calendar, can be downloaded to your personal calendar.  Please note all mobile devices may not be able to support the download, so you may need to do on your home PC.

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