This past Saturday, October 7th, the Lancer Marching Band had its tenth annual Sounds of Conejo. This year it was a great success.
Sounds of Conejo one of the band’s biggest fundraisers of the year. Our band invites the high school bands of our district, including Moorpark, Westlake, and Royal, to come to our campus to show off their show for this year in an exhibition show. Sounds of Conejo starts off with a mass band rehearsal, where all bands come together on our football field to practice the mass band performance later that night.
Then the bands get to relax, watch other band’s shows, and get ready to prepare for their own. After our own band performed, the bands gathered back onto the field for the final mass band performance, which included the songs “America the Beautiful” and “Party Rock Anthem”.
The show was finished with the tradition of the bands “breaking ranks”, which is when all band students can mingle, converse, and have fun together before the visiting marching bands return back to their respective schools.
It’s fun for those watching as well.
“I liked being able to see all of the effort that the bands were leaving on the field. Being able to see and hear their passion for what they’re doing, and their willingness to put on display the skills they have developed this far into the season,” sophomore Abby McDonald said.
This year’s Sounds was a success. Many bands had well performed shows, and had a lot of fun. All in all, Sounds of Conejo was a great start to this year’s competition season.