L.A. Fairplex – Pomona, California
After a week of waiting to find out if the Sanitiago High School marching band would compete in the final competition for a spot in the 2013 Rose Parade. We found out Wednesday that Santiago would indeed be competing against two other high schools from the Inland Empire on Friday the 30th. What a wonderful surprise it was to find that our very own Santiaogo had clinched the competition with the piece Magnificent Seven, and performed a spirited version of Birdland at the award ceremony. Santiago was a real crowd pleaser. The bands that participated are high caliber, and the judging must have been very difficult with the high level of talent presented to them.
A big congratulations to the band directors Kris Parish and Joe Dudek, and to Color Guard Coach Corkie Keys. This team put the Corona-Norco music marching program on the map for everyone to see, and to enjoy. It is a huge honor to be selected for the Rose Parade, and took many hours of preparation and dedication from the band directors, color guard coach, band/color guard boosters and of course the band and color guard members. Let”s not forget the band parents who made sure their students were prepared for the performances. We are looking forward to seeing Santiago march down Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena on January 1, 2013.
The following videos are courtesy of Music213’s YouTube channel. Thank you Music213!