About the Gilbert Tiger Pride Marching Band

The Gilbert High School band program, under the skillful leadership of Director Ron André, has been recognized as one of the top high school marching bands in the nation. The Tiger Pride Marching Band performs in the stands and during halftime at Gilbert High School varsity football games, and participates in competitions in Arizona and California.

In addition, the Tiger Pride has been invited to participate in regional and national events including the Rose Bowl Parade, the Waikiki Holiday Parade, and the Presidential Inaugural Parade. They have traveled as far as Dublin, Ireland for the St. Patrick's Day Parade, and on January 1, 2023, the Gilbert Tiger Pride Marching Band once again participated in the London New Year's Day Parade.

We hope that when the time comes to register for fall classes, marching band will be included on your schedule! If you have questions about joining the Gilbert Tiger Pride Marching Band for the fall season - our program, parent involvement, fees, time commitment, band camp, anything at all - please contact: Director of Bands Ronald André at

Band Registration

  • CONCERT BAND - sign up for PA159
  • MARCHING BAND - sign up for PA151*+
  • JAZZ BAND - sign up for PA156*

Band Programs

Gilbert High School Concert Bands

Every band student at Gilbert High School performs in one of three concert bands: Concert Band, Symphonic Band, or Wind Ensemble. Each ensemble has its own class period, and performs in several concerts each year. Band students also have the option to join the Jazz Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, and Marching Band. Many band students participate in their mandatory concert band class along with one or more of these elective band ensembles.

Our Gilbert High School concert band musicians are known for their positive energy, relentless pursuit of performance excellence, strong scholastic commitments, involvement in most every club and sport offered at Gilbert High School, and high academic achievement.

It has become increasingly clear that music education plays a critical role in both academic and personal development. Among other things, it helps develop language and reasoning, increases coordination, promotes a sense of achievement, helps on SAT scores, teaches discipline, and builds self-confidence.

Color Guard

The Gilbert High School (GHS) Color Guard is a non-musical section of our program that provides additional visual aspects to the marching bands performance. They perform alongside the marching band at football games and most guards regularly compete in competitions during the fall. The purpose of the color guard is to interpret the music that the marching band or drum and bugle corps is playing via the synchronized spinning of flags, sabers, rifles, the air blade, and through dance.

In addition to marching band, they also perform during the Winter Season.

Winter Programs

Gilbert Indoor Percussion (GIP)

When the marching season ends, Gilbert offers an Indoor Percussion Program for "regular" band members to learn a new instrument or skill.

An indoor percussion ensemble or indoor drumline is a type of marching ensemble which consists of battery and front ensemble instruments. It differs itself from a traditional percussion ensemble by not only on musical performance, but on theatrics and marching.

Gilbert Winterguard

Color Guard is a combination of flags, sabers, rifles and other equipment, as well as dance and other interpretive movements. The Gilbert High Color Guard performs with the Marching Band at football games, competitions and parades. During the winter season, they continue to learn and compete with an indoor judging circuit.


Your Gilbert Band Booster board provides as many opportunities as possible to raise funds to help cover the costs of the marching band, winter guard, and winter drumline programs. Fundraisers and dates subject to change. Please always read your emails from the boosters for current fundraising information. For more information regarding current fundraisers, please contact: Misty Fernandez at

Cooperative Fundraisers

Funds raised go directly toward a student’s fees.

General Fundraisers

Funds raised help to cover general band expenses. Remember – your band fees only cover a percentage of the total cost of running our award-winning programs. All students are expected to participate in general fundraisers to help keep fees as low as possible

Trip Fundraisers

Certain fundraisers will be designated for trips – most frequently, the annual marching band trip to California and the “big trips” held about every three years.


The Gilbert Tiger Pride Marching Band has been recognized as one of the top high school bands in the nation, and is regularly invited to represent Gilbert and the state of Arizona in regional, national, and even international events. Your company’s affiliation with this program will serve your business not only by exposing it to hundreds of families; it associates your business with a superior music program with a tradition of excellence. We offer several sponsorship packages.

Gilbert Tiger Pride Marching Band Trailer

BLACK “A”: $700.00 annually

  • 24” X 36” sponsorship logo on both sides of the Tiger Pride band trailer
  • Also includes all of the features of the GOLD sponsorship.

GOLD: $250.00 annually

  • Advertisement in all band programs as a corporate sponsor
  • Website advertisement on our website, including a link to your website.

Banner: $100.00 annually

  • Can be added to any sponsorship or can be ordered separately
  • Displayed at all band events including all home football games.

Sponsorships are a general AND individual fundraiser, earning money both for the band and for individual fees.

For more information, contact our Public Relations Chair at

Our Sponsors

Contact Information

If you have questions about marching band, please contact: Ron André, Director of Bands

Phone: (480) 497-0177 ext. 146

Gilbert Band Boosters

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