Marching Black and Gold
Who We Are
The Avon Marching Black and Gold is the largest and most visible ensemble of the Avon Band program. The Avon Marching Black and Gold performs at the highest level of competition available to high school band students and is annually recognized as one of the top high school marching bands in the country.
Any student can be a part of the Avon Marching Black and Gold and EVERYONE finds a place to take part. There are no auditions. There is a fee to join. Ensemble meets from mid-May to mid-November each year. Marching Band rehearsals begin in the middle of May.
Directors & Staff
Cathy Klemmensen, Performing Arts Secretary
Dean Westman, Department Chairman
Plus additional support staff made up of various talented individuals.
14 Time ISSMA State Champions (2001-2002 in Class B, and 2003-2007, 2009-2010, 2013-2016, 2019 in Class A)
19 Time ISSMA Top 3 State Finalist
3 Time Consecutive BOA Grand National Champions (2008-2010)
13 Consecutive Top 3 Finishes at Bands Of America Grand National Finals (2007-2019)
18 Time Bands of America Grand National Finalist (2001, 2003-2019)
2011 Rose Bowl Parade Participant
2007 John Philip Sousa Foundation Sudler Shield Recipient