New Student Audition Info

Interested in joining the award winning Ponderosa Band Program?

Audition dates coming soon...

MANDATORY New Marchers Band Camp

May 1, 2020 – New Marchers/Freshman


May 2, 2020 – Whole Marching Band



You can always contact the Director, Mrs. Taylor Sabado, via the following:

Email: Phone: 916-382-2595 (texts ok)


The Ponderosa Band Program’s vision is to ensure that the skills necessary to become first-class musicians, performers, and leaders are being developed by providing high quality music instruction as part of a well-rounded education.

About Us

The Ponderosa Band Program is home to award-winning groups and musicians and serves over 150 students. The band program consists of the marching band, color guard, jazz ensemble, symphonic band and concert band. Our talented young students work extremely hard and spend hours in preparation for exciting performances both local and afar such as the Heritage-Worldstrides Music Festival and Northern California Band Association Competitions. The band program consistently brings home Superior ratings and high marks in all their performance endeavors.


It takes a significant amount of money to run the band program as it is now. To give you an idea of the cost, here are some examples:

  • 1 new song for concert band: $75 – $100
  • Marching Drill and Music for Marching Band: $5,000
  • 1 bus for a group to go perform and compete in the Sacramento area: $600 to $800 (with the concert band and symphonic marching band it will take 3 buses to get us there)
  • Feeding the marching band at just one competition: $600
  • Festival/Competition Entry Fees for one group per event: $175-$300

(Approx. 10 this year)

Family Donations: Our Band Boosters and I have come up with an estimated budget of approximately $50,000. We are asking families this year to help off-set the costs of the band program by making donations to the Band Boosters or Band ASB Account. We could use fundraising companies ( where the company takes 60% and we get 40%) or we could ask you to donate money and we get 100% of the profit and you get a tax deduction! Visit the Fundraising page to donate online.