The Pelham High School Band has a rich tradition of musical excellence dating back to the program's inception in 1974. The Pelham High School Band Program is composed of two concert ensembles, two jazz ensembles, two marching bands (competitive and non-competitive), a percussion ensemble, a color guard, a winter guard, a dance team, majorettes, and numerous chamber ensembles. The Pelham High School Marching Band is an active participant in Bands of America and Music For All. In only their second year of participation (2017), the Pelham High School Marching Band received Best in Class Regional Award and two Caption Awards (Outstanding Music & General Effect). In 2018, the Pelham Marching Band was named a Regional Finalist and earned a Superior Rating at the Bands of America Alabama Regional. The marching band is a consistent Best in Class and Grand Champion band at local competitions. Most recently, in 2019, the Band received Best in Class Regional Award and two Caption Awards (Outstanding Music & General Effect at the BOA Powder Springs Regional Competition.
The Pelham Wind Ensemble, the premier performance group at Pelham High School, has performed at numerous state and regional conferences and competitions including the Music for All National Festival, Southeastern United States Concert Band Clinic (SEUS), Grand National Adjudicators Invitational, The Atlanta International Band & Orchestra Conference, Southern Instrumental Conductors Conference, and the Alabama Music Educators Association In-Service Conference (1990, 1994, 2005, 2010, 2013, 2018). Under the direction of Justin P. Ward, the Pelham Wind Ensemble has been invited and performed as a featured ensemble at the Southeastern United States Concert Band Clinic (2015), The University of Alabama Honor Band Festival (2016), the Kennesaw State University Concert Band Invitational (2017), the UAB Concert Band Invitational (2017), the Alabama Music Educator's Association In-Service Conference (2018), and will perform at the Music For All Southeastern Regional Concert Festival (2019).