The Clayton High School Marching Band is one of the most visible organizations on the Clayton High School campus. The Marching Band is rich with history and performs with a tradition of excellence. The band is an extracurricular group that performs from August through December, comprised of brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments. The band also includes the Color Guard in show performances, pep band, and special event performances as well. Performances during the Fall season include home football games, local & regional travel competitions, and Town of Clayton parades & events.

Practices begin with a two-week daily Band Camp in July, various Saturday all-day mini camps, and multiple after school sessions through early November. The performance schedule for the band begins in August with the first home football game, and finishes with local parades and Town of Clayton events in early December.

Auditions for the Clayton High School Marching Band and Color Guard Fall season are open to Clayton High School students in 9th-12th grades, and for current 8th grade middle school students currently districted to Clayton High School. Early auditions for Marching Band & Color Guard take place in the month of May each year. Other opportunities to join the Marching Band for the Fall season are also available at the annual June student/parent interest meeting and prior to the start of Band Camp in July.

Benefits of joining the Clayton High School Marching Band:

  • Perform at home football games, competitions, and in your local community
  • Meet new friends and become part of a great team
  • Learn leadership and teamwork skills
  • Develop talents working with musical instruments/color guard choreography and props
  • Compete regionally and nationally
  • Make memories that will last a lifetime
  • Have lots of fun!

All interested are welcome - no experience is necessary!

Have questions or want to learn more? Email the Clayton High School Bands program at for more information.

August 19, 2022

Clayton HS vs. Grimsley HS

September 2, 2022

Clayton HS vs. Wakefield HS

September 23, 2022

Clayton HS vs. Garner HS 

September 30, 2022

Clayton HS vs. Southeast Raleigh HS


October 14, 2022

Clayton HS vs. Corinth Holders HS

(8th Grade Performance Night)

October 21, 2022

Clayton HS vs. Willow Spring HS

(Senior Night)

Clayton High School Bands

600 S. Fayetteville St.

​Clayton, NC 27520

Marching Band Travel Competition Performance Schedule


Marching Band & Color Guard

Clayton High School Band Boosters

PO Box 962

​Clayton, NC 27528


Marching Band Home Football Games

Halftime Performance Schedule

Fall 2022 Marching Band Perfomance Schedule

Drum Majors: Erika Gonzalez, Isabel Nalewaik, Phoebe Lanier

Preview our 2022 CHS Marching Band Show!


September 17, 2022

JoCo Expo (Exhibition)

Smithfield-Selma Senior High School - Smithfield, NC

September 24, 2022

Cleveland Critique & Competition

Cleveland High School - Clayton, NC

October 1, 2022

Middle Creek Mustang Classic (Canceled)

Middle Creek High School - Apex, NC

October 15, 2022

VMBC Tidewater Regional

Virginia Beach Sportsplex - Virginia Beach, VA

October 22, 2022

Capital City Band Expo

Sanderson High School - Raleigh, NC

October 29, 2022

Cary Band Day

Cary High School - Cary, NC

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Watch our 2021 CHS Marching Band show below!
​"But Hope Remains..."


Josef L. Massey, Director of Bands

(919) 553-4064, Ext. 1522


"Everything In Its Wrong Place"