The Band Program at North Thurston High School consists of over 100 student musicians that make up highly awarded Concert, Symphonic and Jazz Bands. North Thurston Band has the only Competitive Marching Band within its school district. The various ensembles perform throughout the Northwest and have made international appearances in Japan, Hungary and Poland. The band also represents their school in community events and appearances. Although the North Thurston School District provides a working budget to assist the Band Program, its students rely on The Band Parent Association to fill budget gaps.