The Golden Valley High School Marching Band was the sweepstakes winner at The Wildcat Classic Marching Band Tournament on Oct. 14.
It was their first competition of the season and the Golden Valley band earned Tournament Sweepstakes, Percussion Sweepstakes, High Music Sweepstakes, High Visual Sweepstakes, and High General Effect Sweepstakes for their show, “The Phoenix.”
“Making the win extra special, the Golden Valley Band is led by their new band director Angel Nazario, color guard instructors Julianne Kassidy and Franki Yoingco, and percussion instructor Riff Gordon, who are all not just alumni of Golden Valley High School but also all former members of the (Golden Valley) Band & Color Guard,” said a news release from the band.
Both Canyon High School and Valencia High School bands also competed and delivered high-level performances with Valencia taking first place and Canyon taking second place in their respective divisions.
West Ranch band did not compete, but they did treat the crowd to a delightful exhibition performance, the release said.
For additional photos and The Signal’s news story on the competition, go to signalscv.com/2023/10/valencia-wins-wildcat-classic.