2017 Band Lineup

2017 IPL 500 Festival Parade Bands

38TH INFANTRY DIVISION BAND

(Indiana Army National Guard (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Headquartered on the southwest side of Indianapolis, the 38th Infantry Division Band is the only military band in the state of Indiana and serves as the musical ambassadors for the Indiana National Guard.

ALL MARSHALL COUNTY MARCHING BAND

(Marshall County, Ind.)
This marching band represents all 6 band programs in Marshall County. With over 200 members involved, this band is a collaboration between Plymouth, Bremen, LaVille, Triton, Culver, and Argos High Schools.

GOSHEN HIGH SCHOOL CRIMSON MARCHING BAND

(Goshen, Ind.)

The Goshen High School Band is proud to be a well-balanced band program that serves the community of Goshen, Indiana. The Crimson Marching Band has had a long tradition of musical excellence, winning 14 combined titles in 2015 and 2016.

DECATUR CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND

(Indianapolis, Ind.)

The Decatur Central Marching Band has performed at several State and National events including the Indiana State Marching Band Championships, the Sugar Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, and the Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia.

INDIANA ALL-STAR MARCHING BAND

National Band Association (LaPorte, Ind.)

The Indiana All-Star Band was organized in 1998 and is composed of representatives from some of the finest high school bands throughout the state of Indiana. The band is organized specifically to perform in the 500 Festival Parade and this year marks their 20th consecutive appearance.

INDIANAPOLIS 500 GORDON PIPERS

(Indianapolis, Ind.)

The Indianapolis 500 Gordon Pipers have been a fixture at the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race and throughout the Midwest since 1962. The band’s common cause is to promote and share with the public the heritage of Scottish/Celtic culture and music.

INDIANAPOLIS PUBLIC SCHOOLS ALL CITY MARCHING BAND

(Indianapolis, Ind.)

The Indianapolis Public Schools All City Marching Band is the premier musical performance group that represents all nine IPS High School programs. Made up of elite players and performers, the IPS All City Marching Band continues a proud tradition of performing excellence for Indianapolis.

KOKOMO HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING WILDKATS

(Kokomo, Ind.)

The Kokomo Marching WildKats earned the title of State Champion Runner-Up in 2016, and a 3rd-place finish in 2015. In July of 2017, the Marching WildKats will be representing the State of Indiana in the Washington DC “Independence Day” Parade.

PURDUE UNIVERSITY “ALL-AMERICAN” MARCHING BAND

(West Lafayette, Ind.)

Established in 1886, the Purdue “All-American” Marching Band has become an icon of Purdue University. This world-renowned band performs at each home football game and travels to concerts and festivals around the world, including China, Ireland, and Colombia.

SPEEDWAY 500 REGIMENT

(Speedway High School (Speedway, Ind.)

The Speedway 500 Regiment is located about a mile away from IMS. This band competes in ISSMA Concert Band Contest and many members are part of the Jazz Band which competes in the ISSMA Jazz contest. The students are always excited to represent their town year after year.

NORTHWESTERN HIGH SCHOOL TIGER PRIDE BAND

(Kokomo, Ind.)

The Northwestern High School TIGER PRIDE Band consists of nearly 100 members in grades 8-12. The band has a long history of performing in ISSMA Marching, Concert, and Jazz events. The TIGER PRIDE recently returned from a 2017 trip where they performed in the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World.

WEST AURORA HIGH SCHOOL BLACKHAWK MARCHING BAND

(Aurora, Ill.)

The Blackhawk Marching Band is a spirited and energetic ensemble focused on representing West Aurora High School and District 129. The band boasts 295 members and is a mainstay at many town festivals and parades.

WESTERN HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING PANTHERS

(Russiaville, Ind.)

This is the 3rd appearance of the Western Marching Panthers in the IPL 500 Festival Parade. The band is the current ISSMA Class C Indiana State Champion and earned a total of 16 State Titles. The band has earned consistent Gold Ratings in Concert Band Group I over the past 20 years.