Another Amazing CCGC Season Has Concluded! (with Dayton report from Lee as well)
Hello CCGC'ers! It's been an amazing season of growth for the circuit and more important for all of the performing members of each and every unit participating in it. Here's a summary from CCGC President Lee Carpenter (who wrote it on the road for judging WGI finals!). Championships Greetings from Dayton Ohio … more on that in a bit
THANK-YOU to Ken Ponticelli and the Independence Crew for hosting the Color Guard Championships. The day went very smoothly with many outstanding performances.
THANK-YOU to Chris Moura and the Oak Grove crew for hosting the Percussion Championships. The day also went very smoothly with amazing performances. The groups were all very prepared for the day. I’m very proud of the percussion units as there was not a single penalty earned.
The CCGC would like to thank and acknowledge a few people who were at each and every contest as Volunteers and keep our shows running smoothly. This dedication is greatly appreciated and requires many hours and miles of travel weekly.
Dave Lilga - Sound
Kathi Lilga - Tabulation
Stacey Stein - Digital Tabulation and uploads
Noelle Ariza - Digital Uploads
Dan Smith - Chief Judge, Judges coordinator
Aside from the class winners, there were these special awards…
CCGC Lifetime Achievement – Dee Ariza
2019 Performer Awards
Outstanding Performer: Rubi Gallerado from Spreckels
Outstanding Performer: Marisa Duatew from Oak Grove
Outstanding Performer: Julian Arango from Rancho Cotate
Performer of the Year: Tyler Branham from Granite Bay
The Harry Ariza Memorial Scholarship
Emily Covington - Homestead Open Guard J
enna Fortino - Christopher Guard
Erik Bach - Fremont Percussion
The Sandy Montana Memorial Scholarship
Anissah Muhammad - James Logan World
Megan Murray - Live Oak Varsity Guard
Jasmine Castillo-Rosales - San Benito Percussion
The Mona Schlieper Memorial Scholarships
Florence Cadiz - Jesse Bethel Percussion
Judge’s Choice Scholarship
Francesca Torres - Branham Guard
The Wayne Wengert Award – Most Entertaining Show
Winners - Junction Ave Color Guard
AND Price Charter Percussion
Shirlee Whitcomb Award – Most Growth and Improvement for the Season
Winners - Irvington H.S. Color Guard,
Teresa Moura Award for Director of the YearWinner
Tim Decker from Rancho Cotate
Warren Tom Award – Service to the CCGC
Winner - Noelle Ariza
I got to see Saratoga JV on the first day and they really liven up the UD Arena. They performed with a lot of excitement. I thought they rocked it.
Live Oak took fourth in their prelim round with a score of 88.77 and qualified for the Semi-finals. In the Semi-finals they were 6th in their round and improved their score to 89.855. Overall, they were 19th and missed finals by .93 points. Outstanding job.
Saratoga Varsity placed 5th in their prelim round with a score of 87.6. I got to see them in the semi-finals where they had an excellent run. It came down to the wire and got squeezed out of finals by .5 points, coming in 16th overall. I’m convinced that if they would have been in a later round, they would have gotten in.
In Motion did a great job in Prelims placing 7th in a very tough round with a score of 77.5. Congratulations In Motion, not too many people can say that they are in the top 30 in the world at something, but you certainly can.