The Heart & Soul of Arnold High


The Blue Thunder Band program is comprised of the marching, jazz, and concert bands at J.R. Arnold High School. Established in 2001, the Blue Thunder Band Program has a rich history and tradition of excellence that is truly special. The band has performed at state and national events. The marching band performs at all Friday night football games, and the jazz and concert bands perform concerts regularly throughout the year. It is the Band’s goal to provide and promote music in the Panama City Beach community and J.R. Arnold High School in the highest regards with whatever they do!

Band At WaltonIC programs have been recognized for their excellence in competition and sportsmanship. Our Lady Marlin Weightlifting team has earned Back-to-Back State Championships! During this most recent school year, Arnold’s male and female athletic teams were the highest ranked in the area earning a 6th place finish in the Florida High School Athletic Association’s Floyd E. Lay Sunshine Cup All-Sports rankings. In addition, our school was awarded the Fred E. Rozelle Sportsmanship Award. This prestigious award was only given to 14 schools in the state of Florida.

J.R. Arnold High School is proud to be part of the Panama City Beach community and serve as its high school. As we begin our 21st school year, Arnold Marlins are helping to make our community a great place to learn, live, and work!