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Baldwin Park Unified Bands Score Strong Fall Season

BALDWIN PARK – Marching bands at Baldwin Park and Sierra Vista high schools have concluded one of their strongest fall performance seasons yet, collecting awards at field shows across the area and performing in a variety of public venues.

The bands will cap the season with performances at Disneyland – Sierra Vista on Tuesday, Dec. 12 and Baldwin Park on Friday, Jan. 26.

“Our marching band and color guard squads provide our students with an incredibly important outlet for creative performance, as well as supporting our schools and building spirit and pride in our community,” Superintendent Dr. Froilan N. Mendoza said. “My hat’s off to them for such a tremendous season.”

Baldwin Park High School’s band started the season by performing at the Los Angeles County Fair on Sept. 14 before moving into the competitive marching band season. The team, which has 128 musicians and 20 students in color guard competed at Rowland, Sierra Vista, Los Altos and Savanna high school field show tournaments.

At the Sierra Vista field show, Baldwin Park took the overall sweepstakes and the percussion sweepstakes awards.

Sierra Vista High School’s band – about 130 students strong – earned a first-place award for band and third place for color guard at the Baldwin Park High School field show, and first places for band, percussion and color guard at the Duarte tournament.

Both bands also performed at public events, including Baldwin Park’s annual city parade. Sierra Vista performed at the Covina Christmas Parade as well as at USC’s annual band day.

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BPUSD_SVHS_BAND_1: Sierra Vista High School’s marching band performs during its award-winning fall semester. The group will perform at Disneyland on Dec. 12.

BPUSD_BPHS_BAND_1: Baldwin Park High School’s marching band and color guard perform on Nov. 9.