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CHS Marching Band takes top honors

Wolfpack music students marched to their own drumbeat at the Edison Invitational Competition held in Huntington Beach on November 1, and they were rewarded for their efforts. The Claremont High School Marching Band took first place, with additional individual first-place honors going to CHS Percussion and Color Guard.

Kudos go to the dedicated students whose countless hours of practice paid off, as well as to tireless music director Melanie Riley Gonzales, who helms the orchestras and marching bands at both CHS and El Roble as well as the CHS Jazz Ensemble. 

Want to see the award-winning performance for yourself? The Wolfpack’s presentation at the invitational has been uploaded onto YouTube on the Claremont Wolfpack Music channel.

Next up for the tuneful students of the Wolfpack Marching Band is the Semi-Final Field Competition for Marching Band set for tomorrow, Saturday, November 15, from noon to 7:30 p.m. at El Modena High School in Orange. Depending on how they perform in the semi-finals, the Pack will have the chance to vie in the Championship Competition for Marching Band on November 22.

  • Senior drum major Jared Cicon stands at attention as the Claremont High School marching band prepares to take the field on Friday at CHS. The music program has been doing very well in competitions this year including recent first places for the band.

    Senior drum major Jared Cicon stands at attention as the Claremo...

  • Claremont High School color guard performs during halftime of the Pack’s game against Bonita last Friday at CHS. As it was the last home game of the season, all seniors on the football team, band and color guard were honored at half time.

    Claremont High School color guard performs during halftime of th...

  • The music program has been doing very well in competitions this year including recent first places for the band, the drums and the color guard.

    The music program has been doing very well in competitions this ...

  • The clarinet section performs during halftime of the Pack’s last football game of the 2014 season. It has been a very good semester for Claremont extra curricular a¬ctivities with several teams heading to CIF and the band sweeping competitions as well.

    The clarinet section performs during halftime of the Pack’s la...

  • The music program has been doing very well in competitions this year including recent first places for the band, the drums and the color guard.

    The music program has been doing very well in competitions this ...

  • Members of the drum squad keep the crowd pumped up during the Pack’s home football game against Bonita last Friday. Percussion won a first place at a recent band competition along with the color guard and the marching band overall.

    Members of the drum squad keep the crowd pumped up during the Pa...

  • The shadows and uniforms of the marching band make an interesting patter on the running track as the band prepares for their performance on Friday.

    The shadows and uniforms of the marching band make an interestin...

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