Bishop Montgomery High School

Skip to main content
Mobile Menu
 An Archdiocese of Los Angeles Catholic High School Fully Accredited by WCEA and WASC  

Thunder By Knight

BMHS "Thunder By Knight" Music Department

Fall 2019 Information


Welcome to the TBK - "Thunder By Knight!" We have a busy, active, talented music department, with a wide range of opportunities for students of all backgrounds. CLICK HERE to see the full prospectus!

You can learn to play any instrument here, and join any of these groups:

Marching Band - Colorguard - Wind Ensemble - Orchestra - Jazz Band - Jazz Combo - Drumline - Rock Bands - Electronic Music - Music Ministry


All of our ensembles and classes meet before or during school, so they don't conflict with after school activities!


In the fall, we have TBK Marching Band and Colorguard!


In the spring, we have Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Indoor Drumline, and WinterGuard!


Year round, we have String Orchestra, Jazz Combo, Electronic Music, Rock Bands, and Music Ministry!


To learn a new instrument for Fall 2019, come to

Band-Drumline-Colorguard Summer Conditioning

July 1-3 and 8-11 - 2:00-4:00pm - $175

Here's a short list of our activities: Archdiocese of Los Angeles Grand Marian Procession & OneLifeLA Rally; Field Competitions: West HS, California HS, Capistrano Valley HS; St. Catherine LaBoure Fall Fiesta & Mardi Gras - St. James Fall Festival; St. Anthony Strawberry Festival - St. John Fisher Fun Run; Open House - Mothers Club Luncheon - Pep Rallies; Football Games - Basketball Games - Soccer Games; Hollywood Christmas Parade - Los Angeles Catholic Schools Band; Riviera Village Holiday Stroll - El Segundo Christmas Parade; Christmas Concert - Jazz Night - Spring Concert; Jazz Festivals: Northern Arizona University, Newbury Park, El Camino; Winterguard Competitions: El Toro HS, Tustin HS, Santiago HS; Indoor Drumline Competitions, Drums Across California, Gardena HS; Southern California School Band & Orchestra Association Festival; Pit Orchestra: “Little Shop Of Horrors” & “Twelve Angry Jurors”; Honor Flight Return of Heroes at LAX - Torrance Armed Forces Day Parade; Music Ministry at School Masses - Knight Fest; Dapplegray Elementary School “Arts Alive” Day
Eric Hankey - Band/Music director -
Gabriel Hernandez - Music Ministry director - 
Hugh DeFrance - Assistant Music Director
Hilary Denison - Colorguard Assistant Coach
Edgar Rivera - Visual Designer
Zack Wilson - Drumline Coach
J. Fernando Diaz - Drumline Assistant Coach
Jose Nava - Drumline Assistant Coach
If you would like to make a financial contribution to help pay for instruments, or you have instruments you would like to donate to the band, please contact Andy Marafino, BMHS Director of Development ( or Eric Hankey, Band Director (