DEKALB HIGH SCHOOL BAND

They call themselves Barbs instead of Band…

The Marching Barbs are the only band to have the “barb” as their mascot. The barb is so named as DeKalb was the first home of industrial produced barbed wire and the industry brought many people to the area. The band regularly performs at the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade, the Sycamore Pumpkin Festival Parade and last traveled in 2012 to participate in the All-State Sugar Bowl, where they placed first amongst all competing bands.

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