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S: Heritage High School Band 2010-2011

FC: Heritage High Band 2010-11 | OPEN

1: Band Camp 4 | Pep Band 6 | Breakfast with Santa 8 | Concerts 10 | Pit Band 12 | Anaheim Music Festival 14 | Made by Veronica Hanel

3: OPEN | This year began as a difficult one, with the loss of many star players and leader figures in band. However, the band and its members as a whole captured the meaning of OPEN in all its forms, and stayed open to the possibilities, open to the challenges, open to the learning opportunities, and open minded to the newcomers that would arrive. As you look through their story, keep your mind open to the struggle, dreams, and accomplishments each member encountered to make them who they are today. So go ahead, turn the page, and OPEN.

4: This One Time, | At Band Camp... | The 2010 band ushered in a whole new level of music for Heritage Highschool. The music program still young, this massive powerhouse of a band started off the year in fervent anticipation for the greatness to come. While it was hard to see seniors like Nicole Jackson and Katie Collins (Left) leave, many new freshmen joined the program, and quickly learned the work it would take to be in highschool band. | At Band Camp,, freshmen are welcomed to their section and highschool in a fast-paced three days of games, pep band music, and friendly competition.

5: Summer Blues | After a rigorous week in band camp, all band members were invited to Junior and flute player Kim Vogler's (Above) home to | enjoy food, friends, and her pool, a great way to cool off after a long week and a hot summer. Graduated seniors said their last goodbyes, and it was finally time for the school year to begin!

6: When the Patriots Came | Marching in

7: LADY LIBERTY The rivalry between Heritage and Liberty this year was strong as ever, as once again the schools went head to head in not only football, but the equally brutal warfare of music. At the end of the game, each school's drum line met on the track and duked it out, a tradition started only last year. It's still up to debate who won, but that didn't stop Libertyfrom marching around their field, even in the face of a crushing 44 -- 29 defeat. | FRIENDLY RIVALRY With the graduating of long time student conductor David Hauser, the decision of a new student to lead the band during football games was a difficult one, with seniors Phillip Benotti (Left) and Hunter Ramey (Right) competing against one another for the honored position. They both demonstrated the determination and drive for the responsibility as it passed back and forth between them, | Left: Graduated Senior Jake Shatswell is warmly welcomed by Juniors Melina Duterte and Carter Duong | MARCH TO VICTORY The year began with a bang as the new 2010-11 Heritage Band was quickly adorned with their new representative T-shirts, designed by Junior Shelby Petrie, and shoved out on to the aluminum benches that would be their home for the next several weeks. This year, the Heritage Pep Band decided to try something new: marching. For several days, band instructor Mr. Ernest worked with the students on everything from roll-stepping to propper turning pace. The result of their efforts was a transformation from the usual blue amoeba the Heritage Band has become known for. into a unified square of blue, with musical energy powerful enough to cheer Heritage's football team to victory almost every night that year.

8: (Top Right, clockwise) Danielle Keesler, Grant Wilson, Caitlin Bronzan, and Shaylin Matosich take a break from serving to snap a photo (Left) Melina Duterte and Daniel Mandrychenko improv as a jazz combo while the rest of the band grabs breakfast | Breakfast | With | Santa

9: SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN | The holidays came early for the Heritage Band members, as they quickly prepared for their biggest funraiser of the year: Break fast with Santa. Members worked a frantic weekend as Santa's elves to set up, prepare, serve, and clean up from their annual customers, who come to enjoy the pancake breakfast made by the Brentwood rotary club, and stay for the festive jazzy tunes of the Heritage Jazz Band. The vent brought in several hundred hungry jazz-lovers and an even more impressive several thousand in revenue, used to help fund the Band's various trips. . | Junior Grant Wilson festively dressed up to help serve pancake breakfasts to families | Sophomore Stephanie Moreno refilling cups of juice to be passed out to customers

10: SHOWTIME As always, the Heritage band participated in several concert events, working hard all year to perfect their craft and demonstrate it to the rest of the world-- or just their families and a panel of judges. The band entered as they always do, into the CMEA music festival, where they performed several pieces and were judges upon their performance. The band recieved two superiors and one excellent, including a superior in their sightreading performance. The band members proved their dedication to their craft, making the Winter and Spring concerts that year simple and fun for both them and their families.

11: I'm | (Top) Junior Zack Lim warms up before the Spring Concert performance (Bottom) Stephanie Moreno, Ben Steele, and Zach Lim unwind before their spring performance | (Top Left) Junior Grant Wilson (Top Right) Senior Trevor Steadman (Bottom) Sophomore Christine Tinoso pulls in her Tuba to warm up before the CMEA Festival performance | with | the | BAND

12: Showtime | It's | The pit band mugging the camera during their dinner break

13: (Above) The 2011 Pit Band (back row, lef to right) Josh Sahagun, Hunter Ramey, Phillip Benotti, Daniel Mandrychenko, Carter Duong, Trevor Steadman (Middle row) Adam Truesdale, Nicko Dennis, Trevor Williamson, Kim Vogler, Ryan Carlisle, Alec Benotti, Grant Wilson, Shelby Petrie, Austin Kallinowski, Veronica Hanel, Steven Ernest (Front row) Rhea Leftridge, Stephanie Moreno, Melina Duterte, Jashmyn Caranto | This year, the band was brought into the tumultuous, bloodthirsty world of the French Revolution, as they worked with theater to bring to life the musical The Scarlet Pimpernell, a story of deception, love, heartbreak, and elaborate wardrobes. the 20 band members worked tirelessly for weeks to put together the powerful soundtrack, and even the box at the back of the stage couldn't contain them. Besides being one of | Heritage's most successful productions, The Scarlet Pimpernell recieved several nominations and awards, including nominations for best musical direction, best band, and an award for its fully functioning guillotine. Despite the frequent quarrels and friendly competition between theater and band, members of both strata once again found that only be working together can they produce something truly wonderful.

14: Where | the | MAGIC | Happens

15: The bands had the opportunity to play and be judged in the festival, the Concert, Symphonic, and Jazz bands participating. (Right) The jazz band is brutally corrected for their flaws, including Josh Sahagun given pointers by another judge, and Ben Steele reprimanded for his chosen style of solo performance. | The bands got to enjoy a night out with a fantastic acrobatic Pirate Adventure performance dinner. Senior Phillip Benotti was brought onstage and pledged into piratehood, as well as several other students participating in various activities as our representative purple pirate fought for the finish! | This year, the Heritage Band traveled to the most magical place on earth, to add a little of their own magic musically. They participated in the aptly-named, though purely coincidental, Heritage Festival, and took home all the gold. The bands performed and while the deliberation took place, played in Disneyland's exciting park, enjoying the food, fun, and rides (some of which were enjoyed a little longer than anticipated). At the end of the trip, Heritage and several other bands were invited to the awards ceremony, done in usual entertaining Disney fashion, complete with singing dancers and Aladdin's Genie as host | and comedian. Heritage took home the gold, with Symphonic given a gold first, Jazz Band a gold first, and concert a gold third, as well as best conductor and best overall band awards. Despite a dozen students arriving late to the ceremony due to an unexpected and lengthy delay on Splash Mountain, every band member was present to cheer Mr. Ernest on as he accepted Heritage's many awards. Yet again, Heritage has pushed itself to new levels, achieving bigger and better goals than previously thought possible. With another trip and several first-place awards under their belt, the band looks forward to the next year.

16: (Right) Colin Buxton (11) (From Top Rotating Clockwise) Daniel Mandrychenko (12), Trevor Williamson (11) and Kim Vogler (11), Trevor Steadman (12) (Three Rightmost decending) Dingers and Dancers from the Awards Ceremony in Disneyland's theater. (Bottom Rightmost) Stephanie Moreno (10)

18: SLEEP | Playing music is hard work! Here are some band members catching up on their sleep after a musically greuling day.


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