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Amador Valley High's band marching in London parade today

Dons making 2nd appearance at internationally-televised New Year's Day event

Amador Valley High School's marching band and Colorguard are in London, where they joined hundreds of other participants in that city's festive, annual New Year's Day parade.

The Amador band also marched in the parade in 2004. It's one of 16 bands from the U.S. chosen to appear in today's internationally televised event.

Recently, the Marching Dons won sixth place in the Western Band Association (WBA) 5A Championships and sixth place in the WBA Grand Championships, Combined Classes (4A and 5A). These competitions took place at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill.

To keep track of the Marching Dons, visit www.amadorband.org.

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Posted by maddiemarie
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 31, 2008 at 8:38 am

AWESOME! How very exciting for them and what a trip to enjoy! We've watched both schools' bands over the years and they are definitely top notch!

Go Dons!


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Posted by Marilyn
a resident of Del Prado
on Dec 31, 2008 at 9:02 am

Thanks PW! If you want to watch:

Online, see Channel 21 Live at Web Link. This website in Lincoln, Nebraske is streaming live at 4 am PST on January 1.

Those with satellite can try KCBS/KCAL in LOS ANGELES.

Unfortunately, no bay area local stations have elected to broadcast the FREE feed from London. Anyone have some pull? Here are the coordinates/information on the feed.
SATELLITE: Galaxy 17
Date: 1 Jan 2009
Time: 11:55-15:00gmt
Technical Satellite Receive Information:
G-17 19K* Digital Only Slot A
Orb Loc: 91' W;
U/L: 14366.5Mhz Vertical;
D/L: 12066.5Mhz Horizontal;
S/R: 5.632
FEC: 3/4
MPEG: 420
Allocated Bandwidth: 9 Mhz

If you succeed at getting a local station to broadcast, please let me know via these comments. Thank you!


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Dec 31, 2008 at 11:23 am

Something for the ARTS! HOORAY!

HAVE FUN FUN FUN FUN FUN.....GO GO GO DUDES & DUDETTTTTTTES! HOORAY!

UNFORTUNATELY, I WILL NOT HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WATCH AND CHEER YOU ON...I ARRIVE IN MID-JANUARY...TOO LATE...GO FOR IT!

I'LL NOTIFY A FEW COUSINS IN LONDON TO CHEER YOU ON!!!




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Posted by Randy
a resident of Mission Park
on Dec 31, 2008 at 6:58 pm

Go Dons! What a thrill for the kids.
Hey someone call Roberta Gonzales!!!!!!


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Posted by John 'K'
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 2, 2009 at 12:32 pm

There's a YouTube video that catches them at the start of the parade route. Check out Web Link - they appear 5 minutes and 55 seconds in.


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Posted by Bandalum
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Jan 5, 2009 at 11:26 am

There is a second video on you-tube that really shows the drum line ROCKING the parade - Great Job Kids! Go Dons!
Web Link


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Posted by John Williams
a resident of Birdland
on Jan 6, 2009 at 5:31 pm

The Dons were awesome as usual.


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