12 TIME ISSMA STATE FINALIST AND NINE TIME ISSMA ALL-MUSIC AWARD RECIPIENT
2016 SOLO & ENSEMBLE COMPETITORS
Good luck to our competitors participating in the ISSMA Solo and Ensemble contest at Avon High School tomorrow. Monrovia will be competing from 8:35 am. through 3:15 pm. State Finalists are reminded to complete their State entries with Mr. Willett prior to leaving Avon. A complete list of all Monrovia performers, times, and guidelines are in the link below.
GREAT THINGS BEYOND THE BRIGADE
Isaac Smith, Brigade Class of '10, recently spent two months on rotation at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Kenya. During his time in Kenya, he worked with the children of the Tumaini Children's Drop-In Center, which teaches boys who previously lived on the streets. They liked the idea of a marching band and we made a donation this year. Each boy received a shirt and they were also able to pay for a year's worth of school fees for a several boys. Good to know we have some fans abroad! If you want more information on Tumaini and the boys, the website to visit is https://tumainieldoret.wordpress.com.
GOOD MORNING WITH DAYBREAK AND MONROVIA JAZZ
Members of the Monrovia Jazz Band performed on WISH-TV's Daybreak segment on Friday morning and explored some of the sets in the studio. The performance was to hype the football game that Monrovia would win that evening against Howe High School, 37-31. The Monrovia Jazz Band will be performing at home basketball games this year and will hold their annual Barnes & Noble Book Fair on Saturday, December 12. Performances will be at 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 4:00 pm.
ONE OF AMERICA'S FINEST
The Monrovia Bulldog Brigade finished their 2015 marching season at the Bands of America Grand National Championships at Lucas Oil Stadium. Monrovia finished fifth in Class A for the Bands of America. That caps off a season of excellence for the Brigade.