The 43rd Annual Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District (PYLUSD) Band Pageant took place on Wednesday, November 7, at Bradford Stadium in Placentia. Students from all six PYLUSD middle schools and all four PYLUSD high schools joined forces to perform as a part of the District’s treasured tradition.
Following a performance of parade marches from each band, Dr. Greg Plutko, Superintendent, welcomed all those in attendance including families, students, District personnel, and community members. He also offered extensive appreciation to the families and supporters of in attendance for their unwavering dedication to PYLUSD music programs and overall student success.
Eric Samson, the band director at El Dorado High School, then directed all ten bands on the field at once as they performed “The Star Spangled Banner” and “This Is My Country” together.
Before a brief intermission and the individual field shows, the high school drumlines combined to showcase their rhythmic skills all together.
As always, the annual District Band Pageant was a wonderful evening filled with creative music, imaginative pageantry, and tons of PYLUSD pride.
Here’s an overview of PYLUSD band directors.
Bernardo Yorba Middle School – Rose Neumayr
Kraemer Middle School – Mark Gunderson
Travis Ranch School – Nicholas Nuss
Tuffree Middle School – Jim Hahn
Valadez Middle School Academy – Jennifer Landaverde
Yorba Linda Middle School – Dan Methe
El Dorado High School – Eric Samson
Esperanza High School – Brad Davis
Valencia High School – Richard King
Yorba Linda High School – Bincins Garcia