Members of the Sunny Hills High School Lancer Regiment marching band captured silver medals at the 2018 Southern California School Band and Orchestra
Association (SCSBOA) championships.
The 105-member regiment performed its 8-minute and 21-second show “Weight of the World,” Nov. 17 in the 4A division at Downey High School. There are six divisions and each represents the different band sizes, 6A being the largest. Hundreds of Southern California bands compete all season at SCSBOA field tournaments and only the top 12 from each division are eligible to face off at championships. Sunny Hills came in second to gold medalist William S. Hart High of Santa Clarita. Santa Monica High earned bronze.
SCSBOA also honored Sunny Hills for having the best percussion section. Thirty-five musicians make up the Lancer’s percussion section which includes marim- bas, vibraphones, xylophones, synthesizers, cymbals, triangles, wind chimes, snare drums, tenor drums, bass drums and toms. “I am really proud of our students. Their dedication and hard work has really paid off,” said band director Whitney Ting. “Our students are also very driven when it comes to academics. One third of the regiment has a grade point average of over 4.0.”