Thousand Oaks High School's band program offers students an opportunity to perform as members of one of California's premier high school bands. The Lancer Organization, a collaboration of outstanding students, faculty, staff and parents striving to achieve program excellence, has been the recipient of many prestigious awards in field, indoor, and concert settings.
The Lancer's varied performance ensembles are recognized for their excellence. Our two concert performance bands: Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony consistently perform at the highest levels, receiving frequent honors in adjudicated concert settings. The TOHS Spring Drum Line is recognized as one of the best in California, receiving top honors in local and regional competitions; while the Winter Guard enjoys considerable success at competitions across the Southland. Two jazz bands are also offered. Our highly regarded AM Jazz Band performs frequently at venues throughout the region.
During the fall, all students come together to form the Lancer Marching Band. Together, this mix of instrumentalists (brass, woodwind and percussion) and our color guard create a renowned field show performance unit known for dramatic exhibitions, strong musical themes and lavish presentations. The Lancer Band is a performing member in the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association, the Western Bands Association and the Bands of America marching band circuits.
Our staff, under the direction of "Marty" Martone work tirelessly to help the Lancer Band and all of its ensemble groups reach their full potential. The staff is supported by an outstanding group of student leaders.
The Lancer band program is supported by a very active booster organization. All band parents are members of the Lancer Band Boosters who provide support to the Lancer Band and all of its ensemble groups. Fund raising, performance support, and organizational coordination are provided by the Boosters.