AHS Instrumental Music Programs & Color Guard:
A tradition of excellence spanning over 85 years!
Atascadero High School
1 High School Hill
Atascadero, CA 93422
Atascadero High School
Band and Pageantry Boosters
P.O. Box 1306
Atascadero, CA 93423-1306
We Need Your Help!
AHS Instrumental Music Programs & Color Guard are funded through charitable donations and family contributions. Help us continue the rich tradition of music and pageantry by making a donation of time, talent and of course, money!
The AHS Instrumental Music Program was formerly known as the Atascadero High School Band and Pageantry program and it has been an integral part of high school pride and spirit for many years. The Program enjoys a long history of exceptional musical performance and production. From performing at school pep rallies and home football games to marching in local parades throughout the county, the program has been recognized for its dedication to excellence and community service time and again.
The first record of a Marching Band in Atascadero is a photograph published in the local paper. That photograph shows the Atascadero Unified High School Marching Band, boasting 17 members, in 1926. That group of musicians is the seed that has grown into the exceptional music program offered to students today by Atascadero High School. Over the last three quarters of a century, the AHS Marching Band has grown and evolved, always performing at a superior level. Whether the music performed is classical or progressive, the AHS Marching Band continues to impress and entertain its audiences. To see more historic pictures of the AHS Bands, click here.
Today, led by Band Director Nathanael Conrad, the AHS Marching Band has averaged about 70 members in recent years. Students have an opportunity to join the Jazz Band to explore this truly American art form. In addition, the strings ensemble has been gaining popularity with each year, growing to nearly 30 members. Each musician dedicates more than 12 hours a week to organized practice and countless hours of their free time in order to reach the level of excellence our school and the greater community have come to expect.
In spring, the Marching Band transforms into the Wind Ensemble which performs at events and competitions county wide. The Jazz Band and String Ensemble travel across the state to compete at festivals. The AHS Instrumental Music Program also performs at various special events throughout the community upon request.