64th Annual Arcadia Festival of Bands and

16th Annual SCSBOA 6A Field Show Championship
November 18, 2017

Arcadia Festival of Bands 2017
The 64th Arcadia Festival of Bands (AFOB) will take place on Saturday, November 18, 2017. AFOB is the longest-running band review in California. With a rich history this band competition attracts 40 of the top high school bands in Southern California. The all-day event consists of:

Dignitary Parade: Starts at 8:40 a.m. on Baldwin Avenue just south of Huntington Drive.

Band Review: At 9 a.m. the Arcadia High School Marching Band & Color Guard starts the Band review followed by all three Arcadia Middle Schools: Dana, First Avenue & Foothills. The performance order is available here.

Percussion Festival: 10:30 a.m. at Salter Stadium at Arcadia High School. The performance order is available here.

Band Review Awards Ceremony: 1:45 p.m., Salter Stadium

Theme: The AFOB 2017 theme Inspiring the Future stems from the Arcadia Unified School District’s motto: “Imagine – Inquire – Inspire.”

Grand Marshals: We are excited to announce Mike Danielson, Jeff Grable and Karl Morton, the Arcadia Middle School Music Directors, are the Grand Marshals for the 2017 Arcadia Festival of Bands!

Band Review Route: The band review route will start on Baldwin Avenue just south of Huntington Drive and continue south, turning east on W Duarte Rd and finish at W Duarte Rd and El Monte. (Map of AHS location and parade route.) (Handicap parking is available on the south side of the high school off Duarte Road.)

Souvenirs: This year we will have t-shirts, pins, programs and patches available for sale along the parade route on Baldwin Avenue and at the field next to Salter Stadium.

16th Annual SCSBOA 6A Field Show Championship
This year, the 16th Annual SCSBOA 6A Field Show Championships will be held at Citrus College Stadium in Glendora. (Map showing directions from AHS to Citrus College.)

Parking: Spectator parking is by the stadium off Barranca Ave. (Map of Citrus College.)

Tickets: Tickets are $12 on sale at the stadium beginning at approximately 3:00 p.m. Children 5 and under are free.

Gates will open at approximately 4:00 p.m. All seating is on a first come basis. 

SCSBOA 6A Field Championship Lineup: 

5:45 Los​ ​Osos
6:01 Cypress
6:17 King
6:33 El​ ​Dorado


7:09 Savannah
7:25 Mira​ ​Mesa
7:41 Rancho​ ​Buena​ ​Vista
7:57 Etiwanda


8:33 Mt.​ ​Carmel
8:49 Arcadia
9:05 Rancho​ ​Bernardo
9:21 Chino

9:50 Awards 

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AFOB Middle School Volunteers
Arcadia Middle School parents can sign up here to volunteer for food service during Arcadia Festival of Bands (AFOB) on Saturday, November 18, 2017.

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