Cesar Chavez Drum Line Awarded Superior Rating
Posted by Community Relations Department at 10/9/2013
The Cesar Chavez Drum Line competed at the Arizona Percussive Arts Society Fall Drum Line competition at Peoria High School, last Saturday. There were over 20 drum lines in the division and Chavez was the only school to receive a "Superior" rating, the highest rating any group can receive. Chavez also received Special Caption awards for the Snare Line and Frontline. The piece performed, “Out of the Box,” was directed by Paul Perroni, and written by percussionist instructor Alison Brightwell-Balot.
Also, at this competition, Alberto Terrazas competed in the Solo and Ensemble portion of the event, and received a rating of "Superior" for his marimba solo. He was then picked as the overall outstanding marimba soloist and was the only marimbist featured in the showcase concert before the awards ceremony.
“This is high honor for the Chavez Drum line and something they haven't ever done before at this festival. I am very proud of all they do,” Brightwell-Balot said.