Category: Band

With all the talk about student sections, the attention tends to drift away from the marching bands. The bands prepare and make sure the momentum is at a positive and at a high during the game as an attentive rowdy group of fans can help a football team win. With a student section as rowdy and crazy as the El Dorado Hawks Nest of Placentia, you can possibly miss the talents in the band. You can hear them and when the student section can’t get the fans or the team spirits up, the band can and the El Dorado Golden Hawks Marching Band can do that and do it just as well as the Hawks Nest. Let’s get to know this talented marching band. Let’s meet the El Dorado Golden Hawks Marching Band.   MEET...
  From the time I began covering student sections, I was always told to take a look at the Santa Ana Marching Saints. Not a student section, but I kept being told to check them out. I finally got the chance to see them during a Santa Ana football playoff game last November and man, they did not disappoint.  This band put on a solid show and has that prestige everyone talks about.  With the game coming to an end, I left the press box and began walking down to the field. While walking onto the field, I noticed the Marching Saints playing a familiar banda song. I was floored and hoped one day we can have them on here for Q&A and perhaps on our podcast! We have them on here and we’ll have...
Photo Credits/Jon Guffin & Patrick Wong   With great student sections comes great marching bands. The Carlsbad Loud Crowd is a Dynasty of a Student Section and while you think the Carlsbad Lancer Marching Band gets overshadowed, think again! The Marching Band knows that they also have to take it up a notch when facing steamers and loud music, but they’re up to the task to provide an entertaining show in the stands while everyone sees the entertainment of one of the best teams in Southern California. Ultimately, The Loud Crowd and the Lancer Marching Band was no match for the Carlsbad football team, ranked No. 9 on SoCal and No. 2 in San Diego by SoCal Student Sections, as they were a touchdown short from taking the CIF-San Diego Open Division Title. It was...
Photos Credit/Laura Salem   With their student section busy throwing powder up in the air, the Capistrano Valley of Mission Viejo Band is on the other side providing a party in the stand from side to side. Plus, one group picks up after the other and get involved with the cheer squad. While the Cougars provide the entertainment on the field, the Capo Valley Band provides in the stands and the fans appreciate it all around. We spoke with seniors Maya Salem, Ben Young, Ashley Intveld, Emily Phu, Carli Torres and juniors Cassidy Hanks and Ari Wohl on what it takes to get ready every Friday night. Let's march in with the band from Capistrano Valley! What is the weekly routine to prepare for a football game and the halftime show? Are there adjustments made every week?...
And you thought we are just going to talk about Student Sections?! How can you focus on just student sections when the Band is killing and putting on a show just as big as the rowdy students?! While we always talk about student sections, let’s also meeting the rowdy group on the other side of the stands. We bring you, the Band Q&A! https://twitter.com/NorthwoodDen/status/1180299872152371200 Our first ever Band Q&A comes from Northwood of Irvine. This band is a loud group and they can battle with the Northwood Student Section, the Den. This fantastic student section can’t be missed and interacts in the game. We spoke with Senior Marching Band member Benjamin Zietz, Senior Trumpet player Ethan Magursky, Senior Band Member Marvin Israel and Junior Trombone player Annie Hu on what it takes to be the...
Hey band, how do you feel?!! No really, How do feel about being talked about on SoCal Student Section? From time to time, we will talk to band members and give them credit for their hard work. The only way we can do that is by letting us know on here or on our Twitter. Let us know who deserves to be recognized on SoCal Student Section.