The Redlands East Valley Marching Wildcats and Citrus Valley Black and Gold Brigade went head to head against each other on Oct. 15 at Aliso Niguel High School. Both bands belong in the division of 2A they were the only ones to compete in that division for the field tournament.
REV won first place and received a score of 65.30 while Citrus received a 60.80 in band category. In the Auxiliary category REV also won first place with a score of 67.00 while Citrus received 55.00. In the Percussion category Citrus placed first with a score of 60.5 while REV placed second. However REV’s percussion received the sweepstakes award in that category.
Students from both bands seem to have enjoyed and their performances such as Renee Shanteler from REV who stated that she ”thought it was great! We did an overall awesome job and that there is always room to improve even more.” While Dante Dullas from Citrus’ BGB thought that “Aliso Niguel was really fun and it was great to compete against our sister school. We learned a lot there and I’m excited for the rest of the season. “ Both bands are continuing to work hard for their next competitions for the rest of season to reach championships.