Hart and West Ranch continue grand tradition of stellar performance, ratings.
The Wm. S.
Hart Union High
School District was well
represented at the state championships for marching bands early in December,
with the Hart High Marching Regiment earning its seventh consecutive
championship in Division 4A and the marching band and color guard from West
Ranch High School
earning its second championship in Division 3A.
The Hart District had a total of four schools qualify to
participate in the state championships sponsored by the Southern California
School Band and Orchestra Association—an achievement in itself. SCSBOA
adjudicates more than 60 competitive field tournaments and more than 40
competitive band reviews throughout Southern California.
The SCSBOA Field Championships feature performances by the 12 highest-scoring
marching bands in each of six divisions.
School’s seventh consecutive championship in the
most competitive 4-A Division is unprecedented in the history of the state
championships. The Hart Marching Regiment won several tournament championship
titles on the way to the state match and its championship performance of
“Solaris” received a score of 92.6 out of a possible 100 points at the state
championship—one of the highest scores in the band’s history.
“It’s remarkable what these students have accomplished this
year,” said Band Director Anthony Bailey. “This year’s show was
challenging—musically and technically—and they rose to the occasion. I’m so
proud of each and every one of them.”
Congratulations also are in order for Band Director Jason
Marshall and the West Ranch
High School band and color guard.
The band and auxiliary units took the Sweepstakes award at the Hart Rampage
Field tournament and took first place in five competitions this season. They
were championship finalists in two competitions before earning the state
championship in Division 2A at the SCSBOA state championships.
“We are so proud of Jason and his students,” said West Ranch
Principal Bob Vincent. “The show, ‘The Bermuda Triangle,’ was amazing.”
Marching units from Saugus
and Canyon high schools also qualified for the state championships. Saugus
earned third place in Division 3A and Canyon came in 10th in Division 2A.