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VPE Takes Home the Gold

In their winter season, VPE took first place in three of their four competitions

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On April 22nd, Vanguard Percussion Ensemble (VPE) performed at Martin Luther King High School for their ADLA semi-finals competition. They continued on to finals with a total score of 85.80 out of 100 and first in all categories.

  It was the first time that this group continued into finals after five years.

  After a week of zero period and after school practices, they performed on April 29th at Long Beach City College for their finals round.

  At approximately 3:00, it was announced that El Modena High school received first place at a whopping 91.95 points. For the first time in 7 to 8 years, they won championships in ADLA’s indoor percussion.

  Everyone in the ensemble was joyful at the turnout of this season. According to Senior Battery Captain Jose Carrillo IV, “ Everyone’s dedication to the program and the show was the key to our success.”

This year was a great year for VPE and all of it’s members. They are, “just a group of talented musicians who made it big this year,” Hannah Ordoñez, sophomore.

 Congratulations to all the members involved in this tremendous accomplishment.

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