Congratulations on an amazing season for the 2012 LQHS Blackhawk Brigade! The marching band made a huge push this last week with our performance at the Shadow Hills Field Tournament and Cathedral City Band-O-Rama, ultimately finishing with their best performance at the 2012 WBA Championships in Fresno!
At the Shadow Hills Field Tournament the Blackhawk Brigade took Sweepstakes Music, Sweepstakes Visual, Sweepstakes GE, Sweepstakes Percussion, 1st place Color Guard, and Overall Sweepstakes with a score of 78.75! At the CCHS Band-O-Rama, while the band wore their Blackhawk Brigade track suits, the audience response to the performance was unbelievable!
Despite last-minute changes to the championships schedule due to rain, our students and parents were professional and flexible and worked hard to make the trip a success! We ended up performing on Sunday with clear skies and great conditions. The marching band had their strongest performance of the year and "Lost" was clearly a fan favorite! The Blackhawk Brigade ended up placing 12th out of 18 bands with their highest score yet - 79.45. Our percussion ranked 9th out of the 18 bands. This is a huge accomplishment for our students, staff, and parents and the strongest Blackhawk Brigade we've ever had!
We would like to thank all our booster parents that helped make our WBA Championships trip and entire marching season run so smoothly! Everything from sizing, organizing, and cleaning our uniforms; loading, driving, and setting up percussion equipment, uniforms, the podium, and the gator; organizing, communicating, and mobilizing our volunteers; supervising and taking care of our students; donating, making, and selling carne asada; organizing and participating in fundraisers; and so much more! It takes an army of dedicated parents and volunteers to make what we do possible, and we would like to thank you for everything you've put in to make this program so great!
Please enjoy your much needed break with your family and loved ones and Happy Thanksgiving! By the way, the Blackhawk Brigade has qualified to perform at Disneyland!! We will be going to the happiest place on earth on Friday, January 18, 2013!
Next Week's Schedule:
Start Tamale Fundraiser!
Percussion Music Assignments (CB/WE)
Winds Start Winter Concert Music
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Jazz Band Auditions (continued)
Fan Cloth Distributed after school!
3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Winter Drumline Auditions
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. First Jazz Band Rehearsal
3:00 - 7:00 p.m. Winter Guard Auditions
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Concert Band Rehearsal (with percussion)
5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Wind Ensemble Rehearsal
Have a great week!