Friday, April 10, 2009

Papermakers Rocking D-Town

The Camas High School Marching Band spent spring break in Disneyland where they marched in the Disneyland parade. Band Director Richard Mancini reports that the parade went very well despite a bout of illness among some of the band members. They were allowed to take part in a great Disney workshop “recording session” where they received compliments from Disney’s clinician and stage managers.

The students also toured Universal Studios, spent a night on Catalina Island, and ended the trip with a tour of the Kodak Theater in Hollywood—home of the Academy Awards.

“The kids were fantastic on the whole trip and represented the state of Washington with the highest standards of behavior,” remarked Mancini.

Superintendent Mike Nerland was visiting his daughter in California and took in the parade. “The CHS band gave a stellar performance, and Mr. Mancini does fantastic work with the kids,” commented Nerland. “Camas really has something to be very proud of in our marching band.”

The band trip was paid for through fundraisers and the Associated Student Body (ASB) fund.

Photo Credits: Greg Anderson, Hank Garner, Laurie Kepfer, Cherrie Melton, and Jody Pieters. Thanks for sharing your photos!