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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,

Fremont Percussion

Teresa Moura Award for Director of the YearWinner

Tim Decker from Rancho Cotate

Warren Tom Award – Service to the CCGC

Winner - Noelle Ariza

DAYTON REPORT

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.


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