- Blackhawk Brigade - La Quinta High School's award-winning marching band.
- Wind Bands - Superior-level Wind Ensemble and Concert Band.
- Jazz Band - Styles include big band, swing, funk, bebop, latin, and rock.
- Percussion - The percussion program covers marching band, concert percussion, and winter drumline.
- Color Guard - Marching band 1st semester and winter guard 2nd semester.
- Italy 2013! - An ensemble of DSUSD high school musicians traveling to Italy in July 2013.