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Gahr High School Marching Gladiators Win California State Championships

The Gahr High School “Marching Gladiators” have captured the California High School Marching Band Championship for 2013. Here the band celebrates their victory after the results were announced.

The Gahr High School “Marching Gladiators” have captured the California High School Marching Band Championship for 2013. Here the band celebrates their victory after the results were announced.

By Brian Hews

Congratulations are in order this week to the Richard Gahr High School Marching Band for winning one of the most prestigious awards in California.

The Gahr “Marching Gladiators” received first place in the 3A Division at the 2013 California State Band Championships that were held in Hemet at West Valley High School two weeks ago.

The Marching Gladiators bested several other high schools during the competition that included Marina High School, Brea Olinda High School. Claremont High School, Lakeside High School, Sultana High School, Summit High School, Westminster High School, Hubert Hoover High School, and Oak Hills High School.

The teams were scored in various categories including Music Performance, Music Effect, Visual Effect, Percussion, and Military Style.

“After six years of not participating in field show competitions, this is a truly remarkable achievement,” said a spokesperson for the Cerritos based high school band.

“Thank you to our amazing and dedicated booster parents for their countless hours of selfless work. Most importantly, thank you to the hard-working students of the Gahr High School Marching Gladiators for an incredible and unforgettable field show season! You guys earned it!” the statement continued.

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