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ֱ Secondary School Musicians Triumph at Southern California Band & Orchestra Festival

Tuman Middle School orchestra was one of 12 ֱ music ensembles to earn honors at the Southern California School

FONTANA, CA – ֱ’s secondary school music programs demonstrated their prowess at the Southern California School Band & Orchestra Association (SCSBOA) Band & Orchestra Festival, with five school groups earning superior ratings for their talents.

Twelve FUSD music ensembles across five schools earned honors at the SCSBOA Band & Orchestra Festival, which took place at Fontana High School, showcasing the exemplary programs that nurture musical talents across the region.

Wayne Ruble Middle School’s orchestra secured a unanimous superior rating, while its band was also judged superior. Three Summit High groups – prep orchestra, prep orchestra, and concert band – were named superior, while Almeria Middle School’s orchestra secured superior status.

Five other FUSD programs earned excellent ratings: Almeria Middle School band, Southridge Middle School orchestra, Truman Middle School band and orchestra, and Summit High wind ensemble.

“The success achieved at the SCSBOA Band & Orchestra Festival serves as a testament to the hard work and dedication of students, teachers, and administrators within the District's music programs,” Executive Director of Middle Schools Dr. Roy Rogers said of the March 14-15 event. “We look forward to continued growth and success in the years to come as we nurture the musical talents of our students and celebrate their achievements on both local and regional stages.”

Wayne Ruble Middle School’s band was rated superior at the Southern California School Band & Orchestra Association

ֱ provides a diverse array of musical experiences that encourage self-expression and contribute to a vibrant artistic culture, ensuring students of all ages have ample opportunity for academic and personal growth.

"ֱ is committed to providing our students with enriching experiences both in and out of the classroom, and we are incredibly proud of the outstanding achievements of our music programs across the District,” Superintendent Miki R. Inbody said. “These accomplishments affirm our belief in the importance of arts in education, and we strive to continue providing experiences that inspire a lifelong passion for learning."