For the first time, the MC Marching Sundevils participated in the Southern California Band and Orchestra Association (SCSBOA) 6A Division Championships that took place on Saturday, Nov. 23 at the MC stadium.
Over 200 hours of determination and dedication was put into their show, “Eternity”, that lasted approximately nine minutes long. All the late night rehearsals paid off for MC when they brought home the silver medal.
“It was a really solid performance,” senior and flute section leader Sharanya Iyer said, “I thought we did really well.”
Although the results may have brought pleasant tunes to their ears, the competition also brought up bittersweet feelings, especially for the graduating class of 2013. The SCSBOA Championships not only marked the end of this year’s marching season, but the end of high school marching for the seniors entirely.
“I’m going to miss band a lot because it’s such a huge aspect of your life,” Iyer said, “It means a lot. It [marching season] was pretty successful. There were a couple of ups and downs, but on the whole it was pretty good.”
On the other end of the spectrum, for the incoming freshman class, this past marching season was an entirely new and exciting experience. Even though many are sad to say goodbye to the graduating seniors, freshmen such as Rucha Deshpande and Vanessa Hernandez found that this past marching season was a once in a lifetime experience.
“[Eternity] was a really fun show,” Deshpande said, “It had a lot of visuals and stuff. All of the section leaders and the seniors are really good at marching and are super helpful. They really help us all. Dubravka [Juric] rocks!”