ENSEMBLES – Marching Band

The Ayala music program is comprised of 12 ensembles:
Marching Band, Indoor Winter Percussion, Concert Percussion, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Chamber Orchestra, String Orchestra, Colorguard, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Band, and Jazz Combos. This breadth of offerings provides opportunities for any student interested in music at Ruben S. Ayala High School.
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Marching Band

Nationally known for its rigorous drills and innovative award-winning musical performances, the Ayala Band and Colorguard consists of students who perform music for its own sake, and build strength through competition as a team. The Ayala BAC is under the direction of Tim Trost with assistance by Kyle Martinez.

During the fall marching season, the marching band competes in local, regional, and national competitions. In select years, the band and color guard travel to Indianapolis to compete at the Bands of America Grand National Championships alongside over 100 bands from across the country. At Grand Nationals, the BAC has consistently made semi-finalists (top 30) and and has twice been a Grand National Finalist (top 12). In other years, the BAC travels to Fresno, California to compete in the Western Bands Association (WBA) Championships. They have been named Grand Champion of WBA three times.


Two-Time Gold Medalists
2010 & 2016 Winter Guard International Percussion Championships
Three-Time Grand Champions
Western Band Association Championships
Ten-Time Gold Medalists
Winter Guard International Championships
Two-Time Finalists
Bands of America Grand National Championships

Eleven-Time Bands of America Western Regional Champions