46th Annual Santa Cruz Band Review

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Enjoy the colorful parade as junior high and high school bands hit the streets for the ONLY marching band competition with warm sand, cool surf and hot rides!

55 school marching bands from all over Northern California will be judged in categories such as music, showmanship and marching.

Come early and cheer for your hometown favorites, all Boardwalk rides are open from 11am to 7pm! 

Note: There will be some restricted street parking and minor detours near the Boardwalk during the Band Review, but all Boardwalk parking lots will be open.

Parade Route

The entire parade route is in the area adjacent to the Boardwalk with easy bus drop-off and more time for students to enjoy the Boardwalk.
2016 Parade Route Map

More Downloads

Line of March will be available the first week of October.
Parking Guidelines

Co-sponsored by Santa Cruz High School and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

Santa Cruz High School
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Friends and family get in on the fun!

Watch the competition and enjoy a day at the Boardwalk.

  • Good only on day of event. 
  • No advance shipping available. 
  • Please go to the Group Sales / Season Pass office to pick up your orders. 
  • Have Discount Code Ready at Check-Out.

All-Day Rides Wristband

Regular Price $33.95 plus tax

(discount applied at check-out)

Unlimited rides all day long!

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Rides + Attractions Combo

Regular Price $44.95 plus tax

(discount applied at check-out)

Unlimited rides all day long!

PLUS $15 in Bonus Points for Attractions, Arcades, and Midway Games.

BUY NOW: Quantity

Discount Food Packages

Save in advance at any food outlet on the Boardwalk!

Valid at all food outlets. No change given.

$10.80 ($12 value!)


$12.60 ($14 value!)


Band Directors

Please note: Santa Cruz Band Review is now full.

To inquire about a waiting list, please email Bridgette Q. at

Junior High Bands Limited to the First 10 Registered.

Band Director Email Sign-Up

Have questions about this event?
Email Bridgette Q. at or call (831) 460-3342.


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