School bands compete in Pageantry on Parade
Rodriguez's Jackie Wren practices her "L" Comp routine during Pageantry on Parade at Fairfield High School, Saturday. Schools from all over Solano County, the Bay Area and the Sacramento area competed in the marching band percussion and color guard competition. (Aaron Rosenblatt/Daily Republic)
FAIRFIELD — Competition and camaraderie were the order of the day Saturday as Fairfield High School's Scarlet Brigade Band hosted dozens of marching bands from across the region at the 23rd annual Pageantry on Parade.
The event drew 31 middle schools and high schools from throughout Northern California. The daylong competition had 53 different performing units, ranging in divisions from Middle School Novice to High School Open.
"The open percussion is the top category of performers," said Brian Swetland, music director for Fairfield High School.
Competition categories included drum line, concert percussion and winter guard. Continue Reading