Music » Band


Band is for students who already know how to play a wind or percussion instrument. See the list of instruments on the Winds & Percussion page. The group plays diverse musical styles like rock, pop, classical, and holiday music. It's also a great place to make new friends.

Students (even 6th graders) may take Band once they have demonstrated to Ms. Jones that they are ready, either in class or by an audition.

Band has two class periods, named Blue Band and Gold Band. Both bands give performances throughout the school year. See the School Calendar and the Concerts page.

Blue Band performing Feliz Navidad at the Winter Concert

Gold Band performing Disney's Magical Marches at the outdoor Pops Concert


Each year on College Day in November, advanced band students move around campus treating Palms students and staff to a rousing version of the UCLA Fight Song, in honor of Ms. Jones' alma mater.


"I like the different jazz tunes we play."
          – 7th grader Sophia P.

All-State Honor Band

In February 2016, two Palms band members, Alex Lui and Jasper Timmermans, were accepted into the California All-State Honor Band by the California Band Directors Assocation.

They were selected from a pool of over 1,700 applicants throughout the state after submitting their audition recordings.

Alex played tenor saxophone and Jasper played trumpet.

Congratulations to Alex and Jasper!

Which is loudest?

  • mezzo-forte
  • forte
  • fortissimo


Which do you play the longest: a quarter note, a half note, or a whole note?