Band will next march at the Raisin Festival in Biola, Oct. 20
FC's high school band is almost in full swing with their upcoming performance at the Fresno Fair and their viewing of the Sierra Cup Classic (SCC) at California State University, Fresno, Oct. 3.
The SCC is hosted by the Western Band Association in Fresno State's Bulldog Stadium. General admission is $12 and senior and student admissions is $9; attendees might also have to pay $10 for parking.
Music Director Michael Ogdon is excited about competed against both small and larger schools.
"Typical programming has smaller schools performing their 8 minute halftime competition shows in the early afternoon," Ogdon said. "These are followed by the schools of 1000 to 2000. The headliners, big schools of 3000 to 4000 with large marching, percussion and color guard units perform in the evening. A special feature at the Sierra Cup is a performance from the host, Fresno State University marching band, color-guard, and twirlers."
The FC band and color-guard will also be preforming on the opening day of The Big Fresno Fair in the second annual Big Band Review, sponsored by Toyota and the Educational Employees Credit Union. The band and color-guard will march inside the horse track at 2:30 p.m. in the Brian I. Tatarian Grandstand and play in a drum line competition at 2:45 p.m.. The competition is free to watch with paid admission to the fair.
Lindsey Biehler, '15, member of the FC marching band encourages people to attend the SCC to support the school.
"I think people should come to watch our parade because we are representing the school," Biehler said. "Last year was fun because we had to dodge people while we marched. It was kinda entertaining to watch."
Ticket cost for the Fresno Fair are $6 for kids, $10 for adults and $7 for seniors and Military personnel. Admittance for children under five years of age is free.
The band will next march at the 56th annual running of the Biola Raisin Day Parade in the city of Biola, Oct. 20. The parade is described as the biggest 2-block parade in the west. For more information on the band program, contact Michael Ogdon.
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