The Palmetto Ridge High School Band is currently under the direction of Ms. Annabelle Sarmiento. The program consists of four concert bands, jazz band, marching band, pep band, and various auxiliary ensembles. The primary goal of the program is to develop the musicianship and performance skills of each student. Students are held to a high standard are expected to have good work ethic. The band PRIDES itself on emphasizing its four virtues: Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, and Dedication to Excellence. The band performs in several community events throughout Naples every year. The band has also had the privilege to perform at numerous events throughout country. In 2017, the Marching Pride of Palmetto Ridge performed for the President of the United States in the 58th Presidential Inaugural Parade. The Marching Pride was able to exceed their goal of raising over $135,000 to send 265 students, chaperones, and staff to Washington D.C. because of the overwhelming support of Americans throughout the United States.
2017 - 58th Presidential Inaugural Parade 2016 - New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade 2014 - Walt Disney World Main Street U.S.A Parade 2014 - Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade 2012 - Tampa Bay Buccaneer's Post Game Performance 2012 - New Orleans St. Patrick's Day Parade 2011 - Florida Inaugural Parade for Governor Rick Scott 2008 - New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade
2016 Lightning Tournament of Bands: Best Music Performance Overall, 2nd in Class 5A, 2nd Overall 2015 Tampa Bay Fall Music Games: Best Music Performance Overall, 2nd in Class 5A, 2nd Overall 2014 Lightning Tournament of Bands: 1st in Class 5A, 2nd Overall