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Re: LAPD jr Marching Band

Post by Bandmaster » Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:24 am

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Re: LAPD jr Marching Band

Post by Floroq » Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:15 pm

I was there for only a short period 70-71. I played baritone horn, and baritone sax. I remember our bus driver, he was an incredible bari-sax player. Of course I remember playing all those songs like , The Joker, Hurt so bad, and Dragnet. But, I really got a kick when we played Chant & Jubilo, and Masque. Does anybody know if the Peele brothers (Dexter & Emmett), are still up and taking nourishment?

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Re: LAPD jr Marching Band

Post by Don Zambrana » Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:15 pm

bchayward wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:23 pm
It's great to see so many of you around that still remember all of the great times we had. Again I was a member of the color guard from 1964 to 1968, commanded by Dennis Zambrana, under Officer Kelly (I forget his first name) and later under Officer Paul Horde. When Dennis Zambrana left and joined the air force, eventually I became the commander of the color guard. I remember our color guard coordinator last name was Wallace. Then there was Lester Smith on trumpet. Who could forget him. Yes, let's not forget those big jail buses, picking us up for practice at the park and then dropping us off to go home. There was one time the buses could not be used because of the riots. During that time school buses were used. Someone mentioned parades. I attended LA High School and was a drummer in the band. One year there was a conflict because both the band were marching in the Watts Parade. I was threaten with receiving a failing grade if I marched with LAPD Jr Band instead of my high school band. Well, go I marched in many parades all over California, competed in national championships in Oregon and Washington, DC. I could go on and on. Again, nice seeing so many that remember the band.
This is Don Zambrana, Dennis Zambrana's younger brother. My brother Tom and I played sax and brothers Dennis and Richard were in the color guard under director Ralph Kelly. What good times we had traveling to Portland and Wash DC for Nationals. And the fun trip to Fresno for State Championship. This band was the highlight of my teenage life. I sure remember trying to get to band practice during the 1965 Watts riots...what a trip. I still have my band jacket too although it doesn't fit my fat body anymore...LOL.

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Re: LAPD jr Marching Band

Post by Leonfreis » Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:18 pm

Hi fellow band members. I was in the band under Ralph Kelly from 1960-1964. Those were some of the best times of my life. I played flute and piccolo and was the drum major as well. Hung out with Stan Kelly and Cecil Hurst. Marched in the Rose Parade in ‘61 and ‘63. Went to nationals in Denver, Las Vegas, and Miami.
I couldn’t be prouder to have been a member of that great band. None of us will ever forget those days ( and late evenings).
Anyone remember flying to Florida for 12 hours in that prop plane? Landing at Ogalalla Airport instead of Miami? Looking out the barracks door at it pouring rain on the other side of the street.
Hope you guys are all well.

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Re: LAPD jr Marching Band

Post by Jdatu » Thu Sep 09, 2021 1:53 pm

Hi. I am new. Was in the LAPD JR. BAND under Officer Paul Hoarde for years in the 80s. Woohoo!

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