Palos Verdes High School 

           Music Department


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The Red Tide Regiment

Marching Band

Marching Band is a sport in which instrumental musicians perform an entertainment show to our audience.

Students in Marching Band perform in the fall and play in the Wind Ensemble in the spring. Marching Band begins with a MANDATORY camp in August. Marching Band includes winds, drumline and color guard. The PVHS Marching Band, also known as Red Tide Regiment, attends to all the football games – home and away — and performs at day and night pep rallies. 

Marching band is during 2nd period and counts for P.E. credit.

Marching season concludes in early December after we march in the Promenade Holiday Parade.


     The PVHS Drum Line and Percussion Ensemble (Pit) are the percussion unit of the Marching Band. The drum line attends a mandatory week of band camp in the summer. During marching band season, drum line participates with the rest of the band at football games and any other marching band activities.

    During second semester of “Wind Ensemble Season” the drum line enters its independent performance season (Winter line) which can include group performances and competitions as well as studying musical advancement and individual skill building. Auditions are required for a position in winter line and 


The PVHS Color Guard is the auxiliary unit of the Marching Band. Every August, Color Guard joins Drum Line and Marching Band for a mandatory two week camp at PV High. At band camp, each member of Color Guard learns how to spin flag and saber while learning the drill and work for the half time field show. During the fall, Color Guard marches with the winds and Drum Line at home football games as well as away games and concludes the fall season in December by marching with Band and Drum Line in the Holiday Parade. Once fall season is over, Color Guard separates from Band and creates a new routine for Spring Color Guard competitions.

Wind Ensemble/Concert Band

After Marching Band Season (Fall), the Band becomes wind ensemble (Winter and Spring). Wind Ensemble is designed for the advanced wind musician.  Students perform on a musical instrument a varied repertoire of instrumental literature, from intermediate-advanced to advanced levels of difficulty, with expression and technical accuracy. Students engaged in playing classical music by famous composers, such as Gustav Holst, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and David Gillingham.

Also, concert band counts for art credit.

The Concert Band performs with the Peninsula High School's wind ensemble at the Harmony Concert in March and at the Spring Concert in May. We also compete at various local festivals. 

PVHS Music Department Auditions for the

2021/2022 School Year are underway.
Current PVHS Music students will video themselves performing all audition materials and send it to Ms P on or before the deadline on Feb. 20th at 4 pm.
Future PVHS Music students should contact Ms P at: [email protected]
You will set up a Zoom Audition Time during the week of Feb. 16-19.
Audition Information Sheet and Music is posted here.

Big Thanks to:

Parents that contributed during the marching band season:

  1. Mrs. Olarte
  2. Mrs. Tom
  3. Mrs. Huss
  4. Mrs. Kramer


  1. Director - Ms. Parkinson
  2. Assistant Director - Ms. O'Loughlin
  3. Color Guard Instructor - Allyson Klabe
  4. Drumline Instructor- Ryan Schiedermayer


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