The John Burroughs High School Marching Indians are based out of the city of Burbank, in Los Angeles County. They compete every fall, from September through December, in a variety of competitions that take them all over Southern California. In this 2006 season, the size of the band is its largest in over four years, and at 120 members, it is expected to grow larger in the coming seasons. The season always starts in the month of August, the last two weeks of which are reserved for Band Camp, an all-day rehearsal from Monday through Friday. During this time, they begin to learn their show for the competitive season, and the marching technique is taught. In the '06 season, this time proved especially valuable; the band learned their show at an accelerated pace from previous years and wound up completing it relatively early in the season. During the season, practices are conducted in the mornings on school days, from 7:00 - 8:00. As this is not much time, the bulk of the band's practice time comes in the form of Tuesday night rehearsals, which run from 6 - 9. In addition to competitions, the band is a major part of campus spirit. They perform at every home football game, both in the stands and on the field at halftime. On homecoming day, they march to nearby Jordan Middle School and perform for the students there, getting them excited for the game that night against cross-town rivals, Burbank High School. Students who are a part of the marching band, be it for a year or for all four, are left with invaluable experiences. They make lifelong friends, they become a participating member of the community, both in the city and on campus, and they learn the value of diligence and perseverance for a common goal.