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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 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.


  • 12/18 - The band handbook has been added to the parent/student page and the download page.
  • 11/14 - Applebee's Short Stacks for a Tall Cause Fundraiser on Saturday December 9th between 8 and 10AM. Please check out the flyer here. The Coral Square Mall Wrapping Booth fundraiser signups have started. Please email with the days/times you are available and the student you are representing.  The booth will be open between 11/24 and 12/24 all donations will be split between the volunteers' accounts after the cost of set-up and materials.  Students must wear their B-Uniform and all volunteers must be able to wrap.  
  • 9/29 - The 'Marching Band Rehearsal Meal Plan' order form/ has been uploaded to the forms page.  This Meal Plans has 16 days not covered in the original competition meal plan.  Please review the order form and/or email for questions.  The Band has obtained a special hotel rate for the LeHigh Overnight Trip at Drury Inn & Suites.  To obtained this rate please follow the directions on the 'LeHigh Trip Hotel Booking' document on the forms page.
  • 9/24 - The Brass Quintet will be performing at the BCPS Superintendent's Gallery Reception (details in calendar).  Lehigh permissions slips are due, please return to asap.  The form and itinerary can be found on the Parent/Students Page and Forms pages of this site or hard copy (green form) can be obtained from the Band Office. Chick-Fil-A will be served on Tues (Chicken Sandwich/Nuggets) for those who purchased the meal plan.  Please contact to preorder or if you have questions about the meal plan.
  • 9/12 - Due to the school closures because of Hurricane Irma, practice on Thursday, the Football Game Performance on Friday and All State Tryouts on Saturday have been cancelled or postponed.  We will update you with any replacement dates when known.
  • 9/3 - Senior Night Form has been added the Patent/Student page.  For any students participating please print, fill out and return to school on or before 10/6. BB&T Alcohol training this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, please see calendar for details.  9/11 Wind Orchestra performance on Monday 9/11, please see calendar for details. May everyone have a wonderful Labor Day!
  • 8/27 - Rome, Color Guard and Fundraiser Parent Meetings this week, please see calendar for details.  Car Wash this Saturday, students can earn volunteer hours. First Football game is this Friday! Come support your Trojan Football team and marching band. Volunteers please pick up your badges in the front office and wear on Friday.  
  • 8/20 - Friday practices will now be from 3PM to 7PM (previously 6PM). Chaperone meeting 8/24 at 7PM, Fundraiser Meeting 8/25 @ 7:30PM. 
  • 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

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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 not be able to support the download, so you may need to do on your home PC.

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