Band Represents ND throughout Southern California
In addition to its appearances at all ND varsity football games, our band has been busy representing ND in band reviews and parades on Saturday mornings. In October and November, the Irish Knight Band appeared in the Loara Band Review in Anaheim, the Riverside King Band Review, and the Arcadia Festival of Bands. The IKB once again performed well this season, receiving Third Place at Riverside King, and Fifth Place at Arcadia. Congratulations to all of the members of the Irish Knight Band and Dance Guard for representing Notre Dame so well in front of thousands of spectators at these events. Color Guard Competes
Marching alongside the band at football games, parades, and band reviews, the Notre Dame Dance Guard has had a successful Fall season, winning Fifth Place at Riverside King and an amazing Second Place performance at Arcadia. Thanks to the coaching of Head Dance Guard Instructor Leticia Alcuran and Assistant Instructor Danny DeLuna, and the dedication of the Dance Guard Team, the Dance Guard will use their momentum from the marching season to improve upon their successful Winter Guard season from last year. Winter Guard competitions begin on February 9 and run through WGASC Championships on April 13. Congratulations Dance Guard on a great fall and good luck in the spring.Drum Major Represents the Irish Knight Band with a Strong Season
This marching season has been successful for the Band and Dance Guard, but it has also been successful for Drum Major Tiffany Chavez. Competing in the Open Mace division, received Second Place at Riverside King, and finished strong at Arcadia in Fourth Place. We are all very proud of the leadership and skill Tiffany has displayed this marching season. Irish Knight Band Marches in Disney
On Sunday, January 13th the band will march down at Disney as part of the Disneyland Community Arts Showcase. The location (Disneyland or California Adventure) and performance time has not been announced, but this is a great opportunity to visit one of the great Disney parks and see our IKB perform. Venue and performance times will be announced in mid-December. Please check the band calendar on our website for updated details. Bandcake Breakfast and Family Mass
Mark your calendars for the Band Booster's traditional Bandcake Breakfast fundraiser on Sunday, February 3rd. The event begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 12:00 p.m. Tickets for the breakfast will be available soon from all band families, and admission includes performances by the Notre Dame Jazz Band. You will also have the opportunity to bid on some great gifts at a silent auction during the event. We hope to once again have a wonderful display of vintage automobiles courtesy of the Model T Club of the San Fernando Valley and the Vintage Chevrolet of America Club. The Holy Cross Family Mass will also be on Sunday, February 3rd, and will begin at 9 a.m. in the Notre Dame Gym. You can enjoy the Mass and stay after to bid on some silent auction items and enjoy breakfast and jazz band performances. What a great way to start your Super Bowl Sunday. More information will be available after the holidays. This is your opportunity to show your appreciation and support for our band.