Welcome to the Patrick Henry High School Instrumental Music Program! Here you will find information about the various opportunities available to students enrolled in Orchestra, Band, Color Guard and Winter Guard.
We are honored to represent Patrick Henry High School in our community and beyond. The program, under the direction of Matthew Kalal, strives to provide transformative experiences, personal growth and learning opportunities for all student at all levels of their music education.
'22-'23 Past events
Mira Mesa Invitational Field Tournament Parade Exhibition
Between the field show and awards ceremony, the Spirit of '76 Marching Patriots performed their parade show for a pass and review exhibition!
Mira Mesa Invitational Field Tournament
The 30th Annual Mira Mesa Invitational Field Tournament marked our last competition for the year. The students did an outstanding job! In the 2A division, Guard finished 2nd place with a score of 69.25 and Band took home 3rd place with a score of 64.6. We are so proud of all that the students accomplished this Twisted year!
Mt. Carmel Tournament of Bands Field Competition
After our morning parade competition, our kids switched gears for their field performance. Our Spirit of '76 Marching Patriots scored 60.95 and brought home 3rd place! Congratulations!
Mt. Carmel Tournament of Bands Parade Competition
For the first time since 2019, the Spirit of '76 Marching Patriots competed in street! Only our seniors had ever had this opportunity. We are so proud of their effort at the Mount Carmel Tournament of Bands with a score of 85.45!
Poway Invitational Field Tournament
With a score of 57.0, the Spirit of '76 Marching Patriots took 1st place in division 2a at the Poway Invitational Field Tournament! Congratulations! Here's the show if you missed it, or even if you didn't.
Senior Night Home Football Game vs Mira Mesa
We had a wonderful time celebrating our seniors last night! Congratulations to the Class of 2023. They were honored during half time and then the band and guard performed their 2022 show, Twisted, as a post-game show to close out the regular season football home games.
Fall Orchestra Concert
Congratulations to our Orchestra students for a fantastic fall concert last night! Links to videos of the quartet/quintet and full ensemble performances are at the bottom of the Orchestra page.
Homecoming Football Game vs La Jolla
Middle school night! Band students from both Lewis and Pershing joined our Spirit of '76 Marching Patriots in performing our schools fight song and various other pep band songs. The kids had a blast and got a proper taste of how great our music program is.
Grossmont Tournament of Champions
The first competition of the season was a success! Congratulations to our Spirit of '76 Marching Patriots on 1st place in division 3a at the Grossmont Tournament of Champions! The competition was stiff, but they pulled through and brought home the win.
Away Football Game vs Christian
Pep Band was small but mighty at last night’s game against Christian! Now we prep for today’s first field competition of the season at Grossmont High School.
Home game vs Bonita Vista
Our band students put on a great performance at the football game vs Bonita Vista Friday night in front of the home crowd! This was their first public field performance. More to come!
First Football Game vs Mt. Carmel
We hope all of our students have a great first day of school! We are excited to see and hear how you progress as a band and guard! Great job at the first home game against Mt. Carmel!
Band Camp is a wrap for the 2022-23 marching season! We are so excited to see how the students progress throughout the year. First home football game is Friday, August 26, kick off at 7:00 pm.