Marching Band Trip to California


Credit_ Kyle Dunn

Ava Price

The last weekend of fall break the Hamilton Marching Band traveled to California to perform and have fun. After last Friday’s game against Basha, the marching band loaded up their equipment and their members and set off for The Golden State. Marching band competed at Rowland High School against five other teams and placed fifth.

For the actual experience, it was a good time for the members of the marching band to learn and grow their skills around teams from a different state. “I enjoyed going because it was a team bonding time and it was fun to be able to go out of state and perform in front of different bands,” said Jaylyn Ellis (10). It was a great opportunity that enabled the students to get to know each other better and bond. “It was really fun to connect with everyone not just in a competition scenario, we learned a lot and got to see some really high-quality California bands. I think it motivated all of us to want to be as good as them,” said Kyle Dunn (10). Although they still have room to improve, they did really well and had a fun time. The members were also able to take a trip to the beach and Disneyland, enjoying themselves in the final days of break and hanging out with one another. 

Hamilton’s marching band is extremely large with over 100 members. It is a prideful aspect of the school for the support that they show to athletics and their loud cheers and songs at football games. “Competitions and games are fun to play in, we’re all really close and it’s really hype,” said Jack Cristafano (10). Good luck to the Hamilton Marching Band for the rest of their season and good job in California!