Calling All Columbia High School and Middle School Musicians!

It’s time to register for the CHS Cougar Marching Band! All CHS students (and rising 8th graders with a commitment and focus to band -- speak to your middle school band teacher if interested!) are invited to join the marching band! Don’t play an instrument but want to participate? We’re also looking for members for our color guard! Band Camp is August 20-24 at Columbia High School and is mandatory. Registration is now open - check out the links below and join the marching band family! 

Join the CHS Cougars Marching Band!

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The Columbia High School Cougar Marching Band is one of the most active and celebrated organizations at Columbia, and we want you to be a part of this tremendous organization. The band performs at all varsity football games, marching band competitions within New Jersey, as well as local and civic functions. As part of the band you will enjoy both a level of professionalism and dedication that is second to none, and you will build lasting friendships that will last a lifetime.


Students can join the Cougar Marching Band in one of four sections: winds/hornline (woodwinds and brass), drum line, front ensemble, and color guard. 

Band Camp will be held August 20-August 24, 2018 on the campus of Columbia High School, and is 100% mandatory for any student who wishes to participate with the band. 

The season participation fee for each student, including Band Camp, is $200.00, which covers season expenses, a show t-shirt, and will also assist the Columbia High School Music Parents Association (CHSMPA) with supplying food at various events throughout the season. The participation fee also includes a membership to CHSMPA. PLEASE CONTACT US IF THE FEE IS AN OBSTACLE, WE HAVE SCHOLARSHIPS! 

Once you complete the online registration process please send a check payable to "Columbia High School" for the season participation fee to:

Columbia High School
Attn. Peter F. Bauer, Director of Bands
17 Parker Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

Attendance at all rehearsals and performances of the Cougar Marching Band is mandatory, so please review the season calendar here for updates and new information:

Please note that this is a preliminary/tentative calendar; be sure to check the calendar often and stay informed.

All online entries are due by Friday June 29, 2018. Is it important for the staff to have accurate numbers of members for each section so please observe the deadline. Please note that there are absolutely no refunds of participation fees after July 1.

The entire staff is looking forward to another great season. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me at 973-762-5600, x. 1183, or by email at