Mandarins Announce 2010 Drum Majors

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Auditions and interviews for the 2010 Sacramento Mandarins drum major positions were recently conducted during the corps’ January camp. Leadership and conducting sessions were included as part of this process. Saturday evening had all the candidates conducting the brass line during ensemble rehearsal; Sunday morning consisted of interviews with the caption heads and corps management. The Mandarins are pleased to announce the 2010 Drum Majors: Chris Honda and Boyce Jefferies Jr.

Chris Honda is a Senior at Ponderosa High School. Chris currently plays bass trombone for Ponderosa’s Jazz Band and lead trombone for their Symphonic Band and was also the drum major of the Marching Band this past fall season. He plans on attending either Sacramento State, Fresno State, or Brigham Young University next fall as a Music Education major. Chris marched the previous two years as a member of the Mandarins euphonium line.

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Posted by on Tuesday, January 26th, 2010. Filed under DCI World.