Camarillo musicians selected to play in honor, state bands

Students are posing for photo.

Three Adolfo Camarillo High School students were selected for state, regional and local honor bands. Trumpet player Aaron Talabucon, left, was selected for the 2015 Ventura County High School Honor Band. Clarinet player David Gatchel, middle, was selected for the 2015 California Band Directors Association, the All State High School Honor Band and the 2015 […]

Stevie Wonder honors Oxnard teen

Students are on rehearsal.

Whether playing the bassoon, trumpet, trombone or piano, Maya Johnson loves music. And last month, the Oxnard 17-year-old met musician Stevie Wonder, who gave the teen the second Stevie Wonder Star Student Award at the Junior Blind of America holiday carnival in Los Angeles.

OHS student marches in Rose Parade Honor Band

Jonathan Vanlandingham marches with the Tournament of Roses Honor Band.Oxnard High School Senior and Marching Band member Jonathan Vanlandingham was selected to march with the Tournament of Roses Honor Band for the 2014 Rose Parade. Marching in every Rose Parade since 1930, the Tournament of Roses Honor Band has a long-standing tradition of musical excellence. The band is comprised of Lancer Marching Band members [...]

Musicians chosen for honor band

Boys are holding trumpets.

Adolfo Camarillo High School students, from left, clarinetist David Gatchel, trumpeter Aaron Talabucon and bass trombonist Gabriel Roque were recently named to the Ventura County High School Honor Band. The three teens will represent Camarillo High when they perform with other top high school musicians in the honor band concert at Buena High School in […]

Local teens chosen to play in Pasadena Rose Parade

Boys are posing with instruments.

Adolfo Camarillo High School students Alex Reyes, left, and David Gatchel were selected to take part in the Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band. The two teens performed Dec. 27 at Disneyland and also took part in the Rose Parade BandFest at Pasadena City College on Dec. 29 and 30, and in the […]

Rio Mesa teen will again participate in London Day Parade

Boy is posing for photo.

Hard work, dedication and talent have taken Justin Tobey far as drum major for Rio Mesa High School’s marching band. This week, those attributes are taking him all the way to England. Tobey, a senior, has been selected for the second consecutive year by the United Spirit Association, a California-based firm that hosts summer cheer […]

OUHSD Marching Bands

OUHSD marching bands.

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Rio Mesa band steps onto larger stage

Orchestra is posing for photo.

It’d been five years since the Rio Mesa High School marching had competed for a championship title. Bruce Edmiston, the new music director at the school, felt it had been far too long, which is why the Spartan marching band competed at the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association championships at Warren High School […]

Rio Mesa Drum Major invited to participate in London Day Parade

Smiling boy Tobey, headshot.

Justin was invited by the All-American Drum Majors Association to participate in the London Day Parade on New Year’s Day in London, England. This is his second year invitation that he was been invited to participate, and he attended last year as well. This invitation is based on performance and leadership skills that he has […]

OHS hosts 28th Annual Field Show

Marching Band is posing for photo.

November 1, 2012 – For the twenty eighth year in a row, the Oxnard High School Marching Band & Auxiliary continues its tradition of “Keepin’ the Music Alive” by hosting its 28th annual Marching Band Field Competition! The public is invited to experience a night of pageantry and spectacular performances from over 20 high school […]