About the Spirit of Sunnyvale Marching Band

About the Band | Health and Safety | Judged Performances | About the Staff | Founding Advisory Board | About the Spirit of Sunnyvale Marching Youth Band

About the Band

The Spirit of Sunnyvale Marching Band is an independent, all-age marching band, locally-based in Sunnyvale, California.

Spirit is a 40+ year old organization. The original Spirit of Sunnyvale Marching Youth Band existed 1980-1997, were national and international youth band champions multiple years, and toured along drum corps and youth bands along the West Coast. The current Spirit of Sunnyvale started in 2010 originally as an outlet for Spirit of Sunnyvale alumni. The band has since expanded to include membership to anyone interested in performing.

The band is a member of SoundSport, a division of Drum Corps International.

Mission

Spirit's mission it to entertain audiences with fan-friendly classic drum corps and marching band music.

Values

Spirit operates on these four values:

 

 

Health and Safety

The Spirit of Sunnyvale is governed by a strict code of conduct for all participants, staff, and volunteers. We take any allegation regarding improper behavior of any kind seriously. Spirit also has policies and procedures in place governing the proper reporting and investigation of any such allegations. We are dedicated to maintaining a supportive, safe, and healthy environment for all members, staff, and volunteers.

Those interested in reading these policies may find them below:

 

 

Judged Performances

Here are Spirit's current judged parade placement records:

Fremont Fourth of July parade
SoundSport
DCI Performers Showcase

 

 

About the Staff

Current Staff Members

 

 

Founding Advisory Board

Below is the list of founding advisory board members:

 

 

About the Spirit of Sunnyvale Marching Youth Band

The Spirit of Sunnyvale Marching Youth Band was an independent youth band, locally-based in Sunnyvale, California.

"Spirit", founded in 1980, performed in numerous parades, fieldshow competitions and other venues throughout the Western US and Canada. The band won multiple awards, including the 1984, 85, 86, 87, 88, 94, 96 and 97 national and international youth band championships. Spirit competed against other youth bands from the US, Canada and Japan, and performed in judged exhibition in DCI and Drum Corps sponsored field shows. The youth band folded during the 1998 season.

For more information on the Spirit of Sunnyvale Marching Youth Band, their fieldshows, why the band folded, etc. please click here.

 

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