Marching to the beat of their own drum

Marching to the beat of their own drum

There are 6 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Oct 18, 2009, titled Marching to the beat of their own drum. In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

Golden Valley High School nearly swept the top honors at the 39th annual Santa Cruz Band Review on Saturday, winning five of the six best-in-show awards, including the grand sweepstakes.

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Perplexed Downtowner

Soquel, CA

#1 Oct 18, 2009
Golden Valley was indeed fantastic, but I'm surprised not to see Reedley listed, as they were also fantastic, and garnered robust crowd approval along my street.

“How's your Karma?”

Since: Apr 08

Boulder Creek

#2 Oct 18, 2009
KEEP MUSIC ALIVE IN OUR SCHOOLS!!!!! please!
I was at the Boardwalk yesterday with these kids and they were polite, excited and grooving to the Boardwalk music! Kids NEED music in their lives. Support the arts!
Theryl McCoy

Santa Cruz, CA

#3 Oct 18, 2009
Bring back the Miss California pageant!
Fed Up

South San Francisco, CA

#4 Oct 18, 2009
I live on center st. and have no problem with this event. They should do this twice a year and cut out that stupid bike race!
Parade Spectator

Sacramento, CA

#6 Oct 19, 2009
I thought Reedley High School was very entertaining. Enjoyed the performance!
Perplexed Downtowner wrote:
Golden Valley was indeed fantastic, but I'm surprised not to see Reedley listed, as they were also fantastic, and garnered robust crowd approval along my street.
Fred Garvin

Merced, CA

#7 Jun 12, 2011
Reedley was "entertaining" but they're not going to beat Golden Valley in a band competition. They don't play a march, they stop in the middle of their performance, both of which are considered "no no's". Reedley tried to put a football field show in the street. That's not where it belongs, but it is entertaining.

Golden Valley on the other hand is one of the top 5 street bands in the state of California, going to the Rose Parade in 2009. The only band in Northern California that can come close to Golden Valley is Benicia. But they are still a distant 2nd. Hope this helps.

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