Monday, May 13, 2013

Pt. Loma High's Drum Line brings home the gold

Point Loma High School's Drum Line went all the way to the top of its division at the American Drum Line Association Championships at Long Beach City College.

With their program, "Ritual," 26 students wowed the judges with bass drums, timbales, xylophones, snare drums, cymbals, tenor drums, marimbas, chimes, bass guitar, chimes, timpani, bongos, and a gong.

The students competed with ten other groups in the B Division, which has 38 schools overall. Coaches Henry Stoker, Matthew Rodolfi and Lauren Paris were instrumental in their success in the April 27 competition.Pt. Loma drumline

"Coaching is a key to our success, but it costs money," said Laurie Benham, president of the Pt. Loma HIgh School Instrumental Music Boosters. "We'll need to raise a lot more money next year to support the growth of our overall program, and are looking to the community for help."

"It's the students who made it," said coach Henry Stoker. "They work hard they're great to work with."

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