Welcome to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Band family in Parkland, Florida, recognized as one of the finest and most comprehensive high school band programs in the nation. Performing ensembles include the Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band I, II and III, Indoor Percussion, and our nationally-ranked Color Guard. In the fall, all of these groups combine to form the award-winning Eagle Regiment Marching Band – the largest organization at Stoneman Douglas High School, which attracts some of the most academically high-achieving and talented students in the school. Students in the band program at Stoneman Douglas are members of a very special organization that derives its strength from its diverse and active membership, one that continually strives for the highest levels of excellence.
MSD bands consistently earn the highest ratings at all levels of evaluation. Students must audition for the top two concert bands and the top two jazz bands. All ensembles participate in district and state level assessments and festivals. The Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band consistently earn straight Superior ratings at the FBA State Concert Band Music Performance Assessment, and in 2018 and 2019, all three concert bands earned straight Superior ratings at the state level. This has only happened three times in the history of FBA. As a result, the band program earned three Otto J. Kraushaar Awards for two consecutive years! This is Florida’s highest honor given to a high school band program for a perfect record of Superior ratings from all judges at all marching and concert band assessments throughout an entire school year.
Most recently, the MSD Wind Symphony was selected as a 2018 Midwest Clinic Performing Ensemble and was named a 2018 National Wind Band Honors Winner as one of only ten 6A bands in the nation, the other nine being from Texas. Jazz Band I and II also consistently earn Superior ratings at State Jazz MPA. The Eagle Regiment Marching Band has won multiple FMBC Regional Championships and is consistently a State Championship Finalist. Most recently, the Eagle Regiment was a 2016 & 2018 BOA Regional Finalist Band and has been the FMBC Class 5A State Champion for two consecutive years (2017 & 2018).
In addition to ensemble success, members of the Stoneman Douglas Band distinguish themselves through individual efforts resulting in the highest representation in the Broward All-County Band, and one of the highest representations in All-State. Students also participate extensively in Solo and Ensemble MPAs as well as the Florida Youth Orchestra and other Honor Band activities including the FSU Tri-State Festival, USF Festival of Winds, and the UM Frost Honor Band Festival.