The San Marcos High School Marching Band won their first competition of the season this past Saturday, October 16 at the Rowland High School Marching Band Competition. The San Marcos Color Guard took first place in the Auxillary division competition, while the percussion group took first place in their division. The entire Marching Band group took first place overall out of 13 teams at the competition. The San Marcos students then celebrated after by going to Disneyland.

The San Marcos High School Marching Band plans on competing at 4 more contests as they work their way to the State Championships in December. Drum Major Preston Nunez credited the entire group for their hard work leading up to their first competition. “Everyone has been working really hard and it is very satisfying to see us be rewarded for our efforts. However, we need to still tighten up our routine here and there and continue to strive for perfection as we work our way towards the state championship.”

This year’s show is in entitled “Stained Glass” featuring the music of Lozell Henderson. Mr. Henderson is an assistant director for the band, and creates original musical compositions for the Royals to perform each year. “We are really fortunate to have such a talented leader create original music for us. It gives us a great advantage over other groups and we feel really proud to perform his music” said Nunez. The Royals next competition will take place this Saturday, October 23 at the Valencia High School Marching Band Competition in Santa Clarita.


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