This is the first year the Hueneme High School Viking Marching Band & Auxiliary had a high enough enrollment to qualify to compete in field show season. Though they had a difficult and sometimes disappointing field show season, they are a resilient and determined group of students, with a “Don’t Ever Give Up” attitude. Under the leadership of Drum Major Michael Petris, Assistant Drum Major Jonah Tuazon, Drum Captains Jesus “Barnie” Luna, and Gilbert Melendrez, and Auxiliary Captain Joselyn Meza-Robles, with Co-Captain Melissa Cantu, that Viking spirit and commitment helped the group win the following awards including:
- 1st place High School Band and 1st place for Assistant Drum Major Jonah Tuazon in the OxnardChristmas Parade
- 2nd place High School Band and 3rd Place Drum Major in the Band Review, during which bands arerequired to play a traditional march (this year our selection was “National Emblem March” by E. E.Bagley), and marches in a precision format (think Rose Parade) for a review by a panel of Judgesunder the captions of Music, Showmanship, Esprit de Corps, Marching, Drum Major, and AuxiliaryUnits.
- And a three-pete of the coveted “Walter Brennan Award” for the best display of the ChristmasSpirit, Musical Selection, costume, and representation of the parade theme, this year “A Rockin’Christmas.”