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Spartan band marches to success

The Mountain View High School Spartan Marching Band competed in the Foothill Band Review in Pleasanton Oct. 24 and returned with several awards.

For parade competition, head drum major David Quistad placed second in the Drum Major Open category with 77.5 points. The band as a whole placed fifth in its class with a score of 89.2.

For the Field Show portion of the competition, the Spartans performed Modest Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” with three drum majors in front and two back field conductors leading when the band reversed itself toward the back field, showing the bright gold against black. The band and color guard received many awards for their performance.

Quistad also placed second in the Field Show Conductor category with 84 points. The Field Show Color Guard placed first in its class at 86, the Field Show Brass Section placed third at 97 and the Field Show Woodwind Section placed first at 96. The Field Show itself placed second in its class with 92.55 points.

The Spartans took their field show to Gilroy Oct. 31 to compete in the Gilroy WBA Field Competition and placed first in their class, with a score of 73.5 points.

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