The Milpitas High School Instrumental Music Program has an award winning Marching Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Orchestra, and Color Guard with an active performance and tour schedule. The Music Program and the Boosters have been recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), the City of Milpitas, the School Board, and Community Leaders for their continued contributions to education, the arts, and the community.
Most of the graduating music students attend colleges and universities. Our music alumni have attended and graduated from such colleges and universities as Yale, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz, UC San Diego, UC Irvine, Penn. State, UOP, Cal Poly, BYU, TCU, Duke, Georgetown, Notre Dame, San Jose State, CSU East Bay, CSU San Francisco, CSU Fresno, CSU San Diego, Santa Clara University, Mills, Sarah Lawrence, Irvine, and nearly every other university and college in California.
With good time management, students are able to keep up with their homework and other activities. Once a student makes the commitment to join a music class, they make lifelong friends, share the unique ability to create music, build on their 21st century learning and leadership skills, and have an exceptional high school experience that will prepare them for the demands and rigor of a college education.