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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Among the trombones, drums and flutes inside Cougar Stadium will be four local high school marching bands competing against one another, a rare event. With so many competitions around town, marching bands from host Hart High School and Saugus, Canyon and Valencia high schools usually jam in different competitions. Band students usually practice at school more than 10 hours during the week and often on Saturdays. This weekend’s event will show just how those long hours are paying off. “I’ve seen a lot of improvement,” said John Freeman, band director at Canyon. “The kids are taking a lot of ownership to the show.” Students at Canyon have gone from fumbling around on the field to taking precision steps since they began the routine in August, Freeman said. Last year, the high school scored fifth out of sixth at the event. Freeman expects this year will bring different results. For the Valencia High marching band, Saturday’s event is the third competition this year. Band director Bob Babko said participation in competitions is based on how well students’ musical skills progress. But the 85-member band already has taken first place at a Simi Valley competition in October and is off to a good start. “They work unbelievably hard,” Babko said. “We practice for hours and hours and hours.” At Hart High, the marching band hopes that high scores on Saturday and at another upcoming event will launch it to the championships. The 100-member band has won the championships in it division for the past three years. “They work very hard to achieve the success that they have,” said Anthony Bailey, director of bands. Sue Doyle (661) [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – Rat-a-tat-tat. Sis-boom-ba. Boom. Boom. Boom. Those sounds and more will fill the air Saturday as 36 high school marching bands bang, whistle and strum their way through an all-day competition at College of the Canyons. Known as Rampage, the 22nd annual event pulls high school talent from across Southern California, and teams compete for scores plus a shot at the December championships. Given a 15-minute time frame, each band performs a field show – the event often seen during halftime at football games. Shows are judged by the Southern California School Band & Orchestra Association, a Fountain Valley-based nonprofit organization that focuses on band programs. last_img read more

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