BRADFORD HIGH SCHOOL BANDS
SPIRIT - TRUST - OPPORTUNITY - RESPECT - MUSICIANSHIP
Welcome to the Bradford High School Band program in Starke, Florida. The Bradford Band program has a rich history dating back to the mid 20th century and is currently considered to be a model program in the State of Florida for rural communities. Performing ensembles include the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band 1, Jazz Band 2, Percussion Ensembles, Color Guard, Winter Guard, and Majorette Team. In the fall semester, all of these ensembles combine to form the "Scarlet Storm" Marching Band.
The band program at Bradford High School provides each student with a well-rounded musical experience in a family oriented and supportive environment that fosters learning, growth, and the development of practical life skills.
The Bradford Band has quickly become a rising program in Florida, earning consistent Straight Superior Ratings at the Florida Bandmasters Association's District Music Performance Assessment for the past 3 years. During their 2019 State Concert MPA performance, the Bradford Wind Ensemble earned the Otto J. Kraushaar Award, Florida's highest honor, for the first time in school history. The Kraushaar Award is given for a perfect record of straight Superior ratings at all Florida marching and concert assessments throughout an entire school year.