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Leader of the band

“The Hey Song” has become a high school marching/pep band staple. The song, also known as “Rock and Roll” by 70s British glam rocker Gary Glitter, has an infectious beat and a rousing chorus of the single word “hey!” for everyone to sing (or shout as the case may be) in unison. Several weeks ago, […]

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Twin tubas

Last football season, I got a shot of identical twins Kory Parks, left, and Kody Parks, playing for Ripon High, making a tackle together during a game against Sierra High in Manteca. (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens:Nikkor 70-200mm @ 200mm. Exposure: 1/125th sec. @ f/2.8. ISO: 1600) During the Edison/Chavez football game last Friday, I looked […]

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Gettting a groove on

(Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 17mm. Exposure: 1/250th sec. @ f/2.8. ISO: 1600) Chavez High’s inaugural football season in 2006, was a dismal one, they lost all but one game (they only beat McNair High, another first year school). One shining spot during the games was the Chavez band. During my very first […]

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You light up my life

Cesar Chavez band members Bryan Estay, left, and Charles Watkins practice their saxophones while waiting to play at the United Way Campaign Kick Off Luncheon backstage at the Stockton Civic Memorial Auditorium in downtown Stockton. (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 70-200mm @ 150mm. Exposure: 1/125th sec @ f/2.8. ISO: 800) I recently shot the United […]

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Oh say can you see

The McNair High marching band plays a tune during a varsity football game against West High at McNair in Stockton. (Camera: Nikon D2X. Lens: Nikkor  300mm . Exposure: f/2.8 @1/250, ISO 800) The McNair High band performed before and during the football game against West High last Friday night. The played a number of different […]

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Sax and violins

“Seventy-six trombones caught the morning sun With a hundred and ten cornets right behind There were more than a thousand reeds Springing up like weeds There were horns of ev’ry shape and kind.” Seventy-Six Trombones – Meredith Wilson (from The Music Man) Michael Yoon plays the violin with the Sierra High band during a varsity […]

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Wingardium Leviosa

The “wizard rock” band the Remus Lupins performs a concert at the Cesar Chavez Main Library in downtown Stockton. The band is named after a character in the Harry Potter books. Harry Potter fans dance to the music of the band the Remus Lupins as they perform a concert at the Cesar Chavez Main Library […]

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