Take an exciting adventure through band camp, auditions, the marching season, and national competitions with a talented high school marching band. Witness the great rewards of disciplined practice, the overlooked technical artistry of the group endeavor, and the important life changing effects of instrumental music education.
Another layer delves into the misconceptions about marching band, showing "band nerds" in a whole new light. The primary vehicle to tell the story is the Centerville (Ohio) High School marching band from suburban Dayton, and former Grand National Champions. Recognizing that all bands, big and small, do amazing things, the film also portrays the band at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, which has just recently started up again after being silenced for 18 years due to music budget cuts.