City of West Hollywood to Honor Award-Winning Fairfax High School Marching Band and...
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City of West Hollywood to Honor Award-Winning Fairfax High School Marching Band and Color Guard on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif.--(Business Wire)--The City of West Hollywood will honor the Fairfax High School Marching Band and Color Guard (Fairfax Marching Lions) at the next regularly scheduled West Hollywood City Council meeting on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 starting at 6:30 p.m. at West Hollywood Park Auditorium located at 647 N. San Vicente Boulevard. The Fairfax Marching Lions recently won first place in the Division 1 Los Angeles Unified School District Band and Drill Championships. Fairfax High School is the public high school serving West Hollywood, as well as the City of Los Angeles. "The entire community is very proud of the Fairfax Band and Color Guard. We need to learn about more of these success stories in our school district. As a former high school band member, I know how important the musical arts are in our schools, and studies clearly indicate that students who study music are more successful with their school work and in life," said West Hollywood Mayor Pro Tempore Jeffrey Prang. Up until 15 months ago, the Fairfax High School Marching Band and Color Guard program had laid dormant for more than 20 years. Almost a year and a half ago, Raymundo Vizcarra, a new, first-year teacher was hired to rebuild the band program. Interestingly, at the start of the program 80 percent of the students had never played an instrument before. However, since their return debut in September 2006, the band had won numerous awards, including first place in the Los Angeles African American History Parade in the Spring of 2007; honors at the Rampage Field Tournament, Fall 2007; Lester Oaks Field Tournament, Fall 2007; and Moorpark Battle of the Bands, Fall 2007. "The Fairfax story is truly a 'Cinderella Story;' a first year teacher revives a program that was cut almost 20 years ago, and in one year molds them into a Championship program. LAUSD should be very proud of these students, the staff and administration at Fairfax High School," continued West Hollywood Mayor Pro Tempore Jeffrey Prang. Fairfax High School boasts several famous alumni including Mickey Rooney, Ricardo Montelban, Demi Moore, Herb Alpert, and Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, as well as current Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, also a band alum. The Fairfax Marching Lions will be featured in an upcoming documentary about high school marching bands called "From the 50 Yard Line," www.fromthe50yardline.com. For more information regarding Fairfax High School Marching Band and Color Guard, please contact West Hollywood Mayor Pro Tempore Jeffrey Prang at (323) 573-4801. City of West Hollywood Jeffrey Prang, Mayor Pro Tempore, 323-848-6460 Fax: 323-848-6562 firstname.lastname@example.org Copyright Business Wire 2007
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