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District holds year's final drumline and color guard showcase

Also, winter guard championships included 55 units from Southern California schools.

May 08, 2013|By Susan Davis
  • From left, William Huffman, Patrick Choto and Zac Adriance perform with the rest of the Edison High Drum Line.
From left, William Huffman, Patrick Choto and Zac Adriance…

Marina High School in Huntington Beach played host to the Huntington Beach Union High School District Drumline and Winter Guard Showcase on April 29.

For the past few years, the district's music programs have presented an end-of-season showcase for all of the high school drumline and winter guard teams to perform for each other and for friends, families and the other district schools as soon as the competitive drumline and winter guard seasons are finished.

The six major high schools in the district — Edison High School, Fountain Valley High School, Huntington Beach High School, Marina High School, Ocean View High School and Westminster High School — were represented by drumline and/or color guard units.

Most of the high school drumline and winter guard teams never get to see the teams from other district high schools or their same-school peers perform during the drumline and winter guard competitive spring seasons. Often they compete in different divisions at different sites, they have competitions scheduled at different venues on the same days, or they warm up or put their equipment away and are not present in the audience as the other teams are competing.

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The students performed for the pleasure of performing and the audiences applauded each group's creative efforts and cheered every time a team successfully performed a challenging task.

Edison High School senior and winter guard member Kalie Bartimore said the experience was fun.

"After all the hard work and all the hours we spent, it was really cool just to perform for fun and for our friends and to hear them yell and cheer for us," she said. "And it was great to see what the drumline did this season and to see all of the other schools' routines."

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Edison Hosts Winter Guard Championships

Edison High School Band and Color Guard Boosters hosted 55 Winter Guard units from high schools all around Southern California for the 2013 Winter Guard Associate of Southern California Winter Guard Championships (division A and RAAA) on April 20.

The color guard contest featured rounds in six classes of competition, providing opportunities to compete for units at all levels of experience.

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