The Buhach Colony High School Thunder Band recently completed a school record-breaking festival season. The band performed at the California Music Educators Association Bay Section Concert Band Festival at Downey High School in Modesto and earned a Unanimous Superior Rating.
For the first time in school History, the band earned a score of 95 from all four judges. The band also scored its highest sight-reading score ever a 95. This is the first time in school history the band has earned a Unanimous Superior Rating three years in-a-row (2009, 2010, and 2011). This is an extremely rare accomplishment for any high dchool in California, the band said in a news release.
Chad J. Humpal is the music director at Buhach Colony High School.
On Tuesday, May 24, at 7 p.m., the band will perform at the Merced Union High School District Orchestra Performance in the Buhach Performance Theatre.
The following were involved in winning the rating:
Concert Band Clinician Robert Hillhouse
Music Booster President Jenn Conway
Music Booster VP Darlene Warren
Music Booster Secretary Jen Larsen
Mitchell Senior Elementary School Band, Ray Cox
McSwain School Band, Bruce McCown
Rivera Middle School Band, Maria Brouillard