Venice Marching Band Earns Their Highest Record of The Season

Charity Grant, Reporter

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The Venice High School marching band’s successful competition season has come to an end. On Nov. 23, the band finished their final competition of the year. Even with the band’s spectacular performance and high hopes of winning, to their misfortune they did not place. They  did however beat their score from the previous year and all other schools in the surrounding area, as well as earned their highest score of the season. 

Despite the loss, band director David Lee is still extremely proud of his students and their success. 

“We had a great season in comparison to past years,” said Mr. Lee. “We have grown a lot, and have a lot of young students, so many people stepped up and this was a great successful year as a competitive marching band.”

Earlier competitions however had better results for the band. In September, the band competed in the South Bay invitational and won first place in their division, and in October placed fourth in the 51st Annual Band spectacular. 

“Competition went well,” said  junior and trumpet player Anthony DeAnde, who was also pleased with the band’s performance.  “We didn’t place, but we improved significantly and we did our best. I am excited for concert season. It’s not as exciting as competition season, but it’s still a nice experience.” 

Now that competition season is over, the band is now switching over to concert band which begins second semester.