2015 LACF Marching Band Parade Competition

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2015 LACF Marching Band Parade Competition

Post by Luis » Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:27 am

Awards Ceremony - 2015 LACF Marching Band Competition

Congratulations to the following winners:

Open Class Winners: Friday 09/25
1st place: Riverside King HS Kingsmen Band & Color Guard
2nd place: Chino HS 77th Cavalry
3rd place: Diamond Bar HS Thundering Herd

Division B Winners:
Arlington HS Golden Pride
Garey HS Viking Marching Band
Don Lugo HS Marching Conquistadores


Division A Winners:
Diamond Ranch HS Panther Brigade
Nogales HS Noble Regiment
Centennial HS Husky Marching Alliance


Playlist - 2015 LACF Marching Band Competition

Class B - 74 or less band members
Class A - 75 or more band members
Open Class - Any size band

Friday September 4th (Pomona Day)
Diamond Ranch HS - Americans We
Garey HS - The Gallant Seventh
Ganesha HS - Bonds of Unity
Pomona HS - Some Nights
La Cañada HS - Uptown Funk

Wednesday September 9th (Upland Day)
Upland Highland Regiment - Scotland The Brave
West Covina HS - Salute to America's Finest
California HS - Walking on Sunshine
El Monte HS
Coachella Valley HS - Land of a Thousand Dances

Thursday September 10th (La Verne and San Dimas Day)
Bonita HS - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Damien HS - Celebration
San Dimas HS - British Eighth
Kennedy HS - Patriotic Melody & God Bless America
*(Patriot HS - No Show)

Friday September 11th (Azusa, Montclair & Rancho Cucamonga Day)
Diamond Bar HS - Army of the Nile
Alta Loma HS - The Fairest of the Fair
Heritage HS - Forget You
Desert Mirage HS - Oye Como Va
*(El Camino Real Charter HS - No Show)

Wednesday September 16th (Glendora Day)
Ramona HS - Con Slancio
Colton HS - Don't Stop Believin'
Lynwood HS - God Bless the U.S.A.
Downey HS - Hostrauser's March
Chino HS - Patriotic Parade Sequence
Glendora HS - Scotland the Brave *not in competition*

Thursday September 17th (Claremont and Ontario Day)
A.B. Miller HS - The Thunderer
Claremont HS & El Roble IS
Academy for Academic Excellence - The Washington Post
Chaffey HS - Manhattan Beach
Cabrillo HS

Friday September 18th (Chino Hills Day)
Nogales HS - Everybody's Everything
Arlington HS - You Can Call Me Al
San Gabriel HS - Let's Get Loud
Centennial HS - The Washington Post
Jurupa Valley HS - The Liberty Bell

Wednesday September 23rd (Chino Day)
Don Lugo HS - Celebration
Northview HS - Get Down Tonight
Eisenhower HS - The Billboard March
Santiago HS - Thriller
Riverside King HS - The Irish Brigade

Thursday September 24th (Not Competing)
Kaiser HS - The Purple Carnival
Cypress HS - Uptown Funk
Diamond Bar HS Drumline
Moore MS - Let the Flag of Freedom Wave
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Re: Lineup - 2015 LACF Marching Band Parade Competition

Post by teacherken » Wed Sep 02, 2015 2:57 pm

On the one hand, I am very happy to see so many programs participating, and getting parade music out there to the "masses." On the other, when I took my group there, I was less than enthralled by the venue; extremely narrow pathways with crowds pushing against the band, a 180 degree turn, bands playing literally next to each other... Is this the best environment to showcase our students?

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Re: 2015 LACF Marching Band Parade Competition

Post by Luis » Sun Sep 06, 2015 3:23 pm

This is my seventh year attending this event and the general response I hear is that kids and staff have a great time. As for crowd control, you really have to rely on your boosters and/or staff & volunteers to help out along the parade route as some sections are narrower than others.

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Re: 2015 LACF Marching Band Parade Competition

Post by Jim Bunselmeier » Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:13 am

The parade at the fair is about the fair. The students get a free pass into the fair and get some time to socialize with their band friends. As a bonus directors get to prepare for an early parade performance with no real pressure. It is a win win. One of the downsides can be the weather. You might be there on a day when it is 95 plus degrees.

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Re: 2015 LACF Marching Band Parade Competition

Post by shagadalex » Sat Sep 12, 2015 2:18 pm

Thanks for the videos, Luis! Diamond Bar.... wow. They sound incredible for so early. Looks like it'll be another strong year for them!
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Re: 2015 LACF Marching Band Parade Competition

Post by Luis » Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:40 am

You're welcome Alex. I agree. It will will be another incredible year for Diamond Bar.

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Re: 2015 LACF Marching Band Parade Competition

Post by Luis » Wed Sep 23, 2015 5:54 pm

Congratulations to Chino HS 77th Cavalry, Diamond Bar HS Thundering Herd, and The Riverside Kingsmen Band & Auxiliary on making top 3. Finals is this Friday when the 2015 Los Angeles County Fair Marching Band Competition Champion will be announced.

Congratulations to all groups that participated!

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Re: 2015 LACF Marching Band Parade Competition

Post by dmcoach » Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:19 pm

Great job to the Bands of Santiago Sharks! That's new!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=y ... pp=desktop
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Re: 2015 LACF Marching Band Parade Competition

Post by Jim Bunselmeier » Thu Sep 24, 2015 6:02 am

Great decision to do something a little different. A Real crowd pleaser.

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Re: 2015 LACF Marching Band Parade Competition

Post by Bandmaster » Thu Sep 24, 2015 10:29 pm

Results of the preliminary competition:

CLASS B
1st Place: Arlington High School Golden Pride
2nd Place: Garey High School Marching Band & Auxiliary
3rd Place: Don Lugo Marching Conquistadores

CLASS A
1st Place: Diamond Ranch High School Panther Brigade
2nd Place: Nogales Noble Regiment
3rd Place: Centennial Husky Marching Alliance

OPEN CLASS Finalists
Chino High School 77th Cavalry
Diamond Bar High School Thundering Herd
The Riverside Kingsmen
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Re: 2015 LACF Marching Band Parade Competition

Post by Luis » Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:43 pm

Congratulations to the Riverside Kingsmen Band and Color Guard for winning the top prize of the 2015 LACF Marching Band Competition. Second place went to Chino HS 77th Cavalry and third place went to Diamond Bar HS Thundering Herd.

Congratulations once again to all participants.

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