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Videos - 2018 LA County Fair High School Marching Band Parade Competition

Post by Luis » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:10 pm

Hello everyone,

The 2018 LA County Fair High School Marching Band Parade Competition kicked off on August 31st this year. Bands from all over Southern California come to this competition to compete for the grand prize of $10,000 and claim the title of "Grand Champion". Bands are judged on many qualities including personality, musical precision, step synchronization, energy levels, audience appeal and uniform color. The three highest scoring bands in the Open Class division participate in a final round on Friday, September 21st before the judges decide who takes the winning title.

See below for further information, including video links for bands that have performed already and a list of all winners since 2009. The playlist for this year's competition can be found here:

2018 LACF High School Marching Band Parade Competition

Awards Ceremony - 2018 LACF High School Marching Band Parade Competition

Class/Division Breakdown:
Bands choose the division they wish to be in based on total number of band members (excluding auxiliary, drill teams, etc.)

OPEN CLASS (any size, puts band in the running for the Grand Prize of $10,000)
3 Finalists are selected by scores given during preliminaries. Finalists must return for the Finals on Friday, September 21st.

08/31 - Desert Mirage HS
08/31 - West Covina HS - The Thunderer
09/05 - Central Union HS - Finesse and On, Wisconsin!
09/06 - Upland HS - Scotland the Brave
09/06 - Centennial HS - Hosts of Freedom
09/12 - Rancho Cucamonga - No show
09/12 - Glendora HS - Scotland the Brave - Grand Champion - $10,000
09/13 - Diamond Ranch HS - National Fencibles - 2nd place - $5,000
09/14 - Kaiser HS - Rhythm Madness - 3rd place - $2,500
09/14 - Covina HS
09/19 - Bonita HS
09/19 - Redlands East Valley HS - Men of Ohio

CLASS A (65 or more band members)
Winners will be determined by scores given during preliminaries. Bands do not return for Finals, only student leaders and director.

08/31 - Banning HS - September
09/05 - Coachella Valley HS - Treasure
09/05 - La Cañada HS - Finesse
09/06 - California HS - 3rd place - $500
09/07 - Mountain View HS - Bravura - 2nd place - $750
09/07 - San Dimas HS - When the Saints Go Marching In
09/07 - Patriot HS - I Want You Back
09/12 - Baldwin Park HS - The High School Cadets
09/12 - Glen A. Wilson HS - The Belle of Chicago
09/13 - San Gabriel HS
09/14 - Nogales HS - Soul Finger
09/14 - Summit HS
09/14 - Sierra Vista HS
09/19 - Don Lugo HS - Celebration
09/19 - Alta Loma HS
09/19 - Downey HS - March of the Women Marines - 1st place - $1,000
09/20 - Montclair HS - Bonds of Unity
09/20 - Rancho Mirage HS

CLASS B (64 or less band members)
Winners will be determined by scores given during preliminaries. Bands do not return for Finals, only student leaders and director.

08/31 - Pomona HS - I Want You Back
08/31 - Garey HS - Anchors Aweigh - 1st place - $1,000
08/31 - Ganesha HS - Our Heritage
09/05 - Hawthorne HS - Seven Nation Army
09/05 - Arlington HS - Let's Get Loud - 2nd place - $750
09/05 - Colton HS - Oye Como Va
09/06 - Chaffey HS
09/06 - Rialto HS - The Thunderer
09/06 - Carson HS - Fight Song
09/07 - South El Monte - Jungle Boogie
09/07 - El Monte HS
09/07 - Mark Keppel HS - In the Stone - 3rd place - $500
09/12 - Burbank HS
09/12 - Rosemead HS
09/13 - Academy for Academic Excellence
09/13 - Cajon HS
09/14 - A.B. Miller HS
09/19 - Damien HS - Soul Finger
09/20 - Northview HS
09/20 - San Bernardino HS

*Past Grand Champions performance dates:
09/13 - Diamond Bar HS (2017)- eligible to compete in 2021
09/20 - Chino HS (2016) - eligible to compete in 2020
09/20 - Riverside King (2015) - eligible to compete in 2019

*Past Grand Champions must wait three years following the year of their win to be eligible to compete again.


Past Grand Champions since 2009:
2009 - Upland HS
2010 - Arcadia HS
2011 - Santiago HS (Corona)
2012 - Glendora HS
2013 - Cypress HS
2014 - Kaiser HS (Fontana)
2015 - Riverside King
2016 - Chino HS
2017 - Diamond Bar HS
2018 - Glendora HS

Below is a breakdown of all winners since 2009:

2009 (5 yr. agreement with Tournament of Roses)
UPLAND HS ($5,000 and 2011 Rose Parade)
2nd place: Diamond Bar HS ($3,000)
3rd place: Kaiser HS ($2,000)

2010
ARCADIA HS ($5,000 and 2012 Rose Parade)
2nd place: Kaiser HS ($3,000)
3rd place: Diamond Ranch HS ($2,000)

2011
SANTIAGO HS ($5,000 and 2013 Rose Parade)
2nd place: Riverside King HS ($3,000)
3rd place: Kaiser HS ($2,000)

2012
GLENDORA HS ($5,000 and 2014 Rose Parade)
2nd place: Chino HS ($3,000)
3rd place: Riverside King HS ($2,000)

2013
CYPRESS HS ($5,000 and 2015 Rose Parade)
2nd place: Chino HS ($3,000)
3rd place: Kaiser HS ($2,000)

2014 (No Rose Parade, but cash prizes increased)
Open Class
KAISER HS ($10,000)
2nd place: Diamond Bar HS ($5,000)
3rd place: Kennedy HS ($2,500)

Class A:
1st place - California HS ($1,000)
2nd place - San Gabriel HS ($750)
3rd place - Chaffey HS ($500)

Class B:
1st place - Arlington HS ($1,000)
2nd place - Garey HS ($750)
3rd place - Ramona HS ($500)

2015
Open Class
RIVERSIDE KING HS ($10,000)
2nd place: Chino HS ($5,000)
3rd place: Diamond Bar HS ($2,500)

Class A:
1st place - Diamond Ranch HS ($1,000)
2nd place - Nogales HS ($750)
3rd place - Centennial HS ($500)

Class B:
1st place - Arlington HS ($1,000)
2nd place - Garey HS ($750)
3rd place - Don Lugo HS ($500)

2016
Open Class
CHINO HS ($10,000)
2nd place: Glendora HS ($5,000)
3rd place: Diamond Bar HS ($2,500)

Class A:
1st place - Diamond Ranch HS ($1,000)
2nd place - Garey HS ($750)
3rd place - Downey HS ($500)

Class B:
1st place - Arlington HS ($1,000)
2nd place - Ganesha HS ($750)
3rd place - Don Lugo HS ($500)

2017
Open Class
DIAMOND BAR HS ($10,000)
2nd place: Glendora HS ($5,000)
3rd place: Upland HS ($2,500)

Class A:
1st place - Diamond Ranch HS ($1,000)
2nd place - Downey HS ($750)
3rd place - Garey HS ($500)

Class B:
1st place - Arlington HS ($1,000)
2nd place - Mark Keppel HS ($750)
3rd place - El Monte HS ($500)

2018
Open Class
GLENDORA HS ($10,000)
2nd place: Diamond Ranch HS ($5,000)
3rd place: Kaiser HS ($2,500)

Class A:
1st place - Downey HS ($1,000)
2nd place - Mountain View HS ($750)
3rd place - California ($500)

Class B:
1st place - Garey HS ($1,000)
2nd place - Arlington HS ($1,000)
3rd place - Mark Keppel HS ($1,000)

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