The Tokay High School Tiger Band of Lodi has had a great year in performing for the public and in competitions. This semester a select group of band members attended various Northern California Band Association Band Reviews. These students competed in Drum Major, L-pattern competitions and Field Conducting winning several medals.
Christopher Carreon competed in the conducting and Drum Major classes winning: Field Conducting, Level 2 — Second place; Field Conducting, Masters level — third place; and Drum Major L-Pattern, Marching Mace Apprentice — first, third and fourth place medals.
Kyiah Johnson won a 4th place medal for Drum Major L-Pattern, Military Mace Apprentice level.
Victor Lozano took a third place medal for Military Mace Apprentice.
Miguel Smith also competed and won a first place medal for Drum Major, Military Mace Apprentice level and two second place medals in the same class.
The entire band competed in various competitions in the fall, winning trophies at every one. Drum Major Austin German and Majorette Shelby Frazier, with the Color Guard Auxiliary, lead the band in Parade competitions. Their marching competition season ended with a NCBA Championship, Parade, Class 2A trophy, for the second year in a row!
Tribute goes to Mr. Rob Barnes, the instrumental music instructor at Tokay High, for his instruction and his aim for excellence in working with the band students. Thanks goes to Alfonso Calderon, coach for the drum majors and majorette, and to Carissa Callahan for coaching the color guard team. Band Booster parents, families and friends are also to be commended on their support for the band every step of the way.
The Tokay High band looks forward to competing next year, with the hope of building its Color Guard Team. Recruitment is open now into fall quarter, enrollment in band classes is not required. Tokay High School students, interested in dance and/or performance and representing the school on the Color Guard team, should contact Rob Barnes at tokaybanddirector@ gmail.com.