On Saturday November 16, the San Marcos Marching Band and Color Guard placed first in Division 1A at the Moorpark Field Competition. Out of fifteen ensembles the Royals earned first in Color Guard, and won the coveted sweepstakes award in music, music effect, visual, and percussion with an overall band score of 81.6.
This is the fourth competition San Marcos has won this year and the Royals have ended the regular season undefeated. . According to Director Michael Kiyoi, “San Marcos is the only Marching Band and Color Guard in the area to qualify for state championships.” The Royals will compete in the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association (SCSBOA) Div. 1A championships at Aliso Niguel High School this Sat. Nov. 23rd with a 3:56pm performance time. The ensemble is conducted by Drum Major Niko Victoria. This year’s show is entitled “DROP” with music by Lozell Henderson and drill by Eric Sala.