Selma Rotary Marching Band Festival - 10/29/11

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Selma Rotary Marching Band Festival - 10/29/11

Post by Hostrauser » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:33 pm

Update to WOP calendar listing: parade order and classifications now available; field show times adjusted.

This is a parade with a band review contained within, so bands are listed by entry number/order in parade. Parade starts at 8:30am or 9:00am. Judging by the NCBA.

Format: entry number - class - band

PARADE
05 - C - Selma H.S., Selma
09 - MS-A - Abraham Lincoln MS, Selma
15 - D - Mariposa County H.S., Mariposa
19 - D - Orange Cove H.S., Orange Cove
23 - D - Orestimba H.S., Newman
27 - D - Parlier H.S., Parlier
31 - D - Riverdale H.S., Riverdale
35 - D - Yosemite H.S., Oakhurst
38 - D - Dinuba H.S., Dinuba
40 - C - Orosi H.S., Orosi
43 - C - Roosevelt H.S., Fresno
47 - C - Tranquillity H.S., Tranquillity
51 - C - Sierra Pacific H.S., Hanford
55 - C - South San Francisco H.S., South San Francisco
59 - C - Sunnyside H.S., Fresno
63 - B - Chowchilla Union H.S., Chowchilla
73 - B - Edison H.S., Fresno
77 - B - Granite Hills H.S., Porterville
81 - B - Kerman H.S., Kerman
85 - B - Sanger H.S., Sanger
89 - B - Washington Union H.S., Fresno
93 - A - Fowler H.S., Fowler
97 - A - Redwood H.S., Visalia
101 - A - Monache H.S., Porterville
105 - A - Reedley H.S., Reedley
109 - MS-A - Cruickshank MS, Merced
113 - MS-A - La Joya MS, Visalia
117 - MS-A - Tenaya MS, Merced
121 - MS-B - Pioneer MS, Hanford
125 - MS-B - El Monte MS, Orosi
129 - MS-B - Los Banos JHS, Los Banos
133 - MS-B - Washington IS, Dinuba

1:45 PM - Middle School Parade Awards Ceremony

FIELD SHOW
2:15pm - D - Orange Cove H.S., Orange Cove
2:30pm - D - Dinuba H.S., Dinuba
2:45pm - C - Selma H.S., Selma
3:00pm - C - Orosi H.S., Orosi
3:15pm - C - South San Francisco H.S., South San Francisco
3:30pm BREAK
3:45pm BREAK
4:00pm - B - Atascadero H.S., Atascadero
4:15pm - B - Edison H.S., Fresno
4:30pm - B - Granite Hills H.S., Porterville
4:45pm - B - Washington Union H.S., Fresno
5:00pm - A - Redwood H.S., Visalia
5:15pm - A - Monache H.S., Porterville
5:30pm - A - Reedley H.S., Reedley

SPECIAL PERFORMANCE
5:45pm Percussion Units

6:15pm High School Awards Ceremony (Parade & Field)

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Re: Selma Rotary Marching Band Festival - 10/29/11

Post by Hostrauser » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:39 pm

For those "Southerners" who don't know, Reedley High School has the 2nd-largest marching band in California after Arcadia. Reedley's marching in the 325-350 range this year. They even march violins in their block. :shock: Needless to say, they're more of a show band style than a military parade band.

Monache H.S. from Porterville is also always a big band, usually 200-250.

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Re: Selma Rotary Marching Band Festival - 10/29/11

Post by supermutant » Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:59 am

Not too many years ago both bands were in the 400 student range. Both very different, both very fine. 8-)

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Re: Selma Rotary Marching Band Festival - 10/29/11

Post by Luis » Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:54 am

Hostrauser wrote:For those "Southerners" who don't know, Reedley High School has the 2nd-largest marching band in California after Arcadia. Reedley's marching in the 325-350 range this year. They even march violins in their block. :shock: Needless to say, they're more of a show band style than a military parade band.

Monache H.S. from Porterville is also always a big band, usually 200-250.
Yep, I was able to see them (and record them) at Santa Cruz a couple years ago. They were the most entertaining band to watch out of the entire review. And you can see the green violins here also. This would be a great Rose Parade band...they know how to entertain their audience.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYfjP2WdGBI

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Re: Selma Rotary Marching Band Festival - 10/29/11

Post by Bandmaster » Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:36 am

I really like what they are trying to do and it is VERY audience friendly. I just wish they would work a little bit more on intonation and marching technique. Cleaner would be even more intertaining...

They were in the Rose Parade a few years ago... in 2000 I believe.
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Re: Selma Rotary Marching Band Festival - 10/29/11

Post by Hostrauser » Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:56 am

Bandmaster wrote:They were in the Rose Parade a few years ago... in 2000 I believe.
Indeed. 8-)

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Re: Selma Rotary Marching Band Festival - 10/29/11

Post by savvybassoon » Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:15 pm

They are a big band, and they have a lot of community support behind them.

They don't have the greatest marching technique nor music sound, but they're goal is to entertain the audience. The directors and their students always say they like to win, but that they just want to be the most entertaining band they can be. (As a matter of fact, they won field sweeps, high visual, and high music at Selma.)

They're the sister HS in my district. And I must say, it's quite fun to watch them wrap down the block as they line up to enter the stadium for field competition.

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