Mandarins Helps To Keep The Kings
On April 13th the Mandarins were asked by the Sacramento Kings to perform at their final game of the season. At the time of being asked, this game had special meaning since it was against the cross-state rivals the Los Angeles Lakers and was the Fan Appreciation game. As time went on the game took on even more significance because it appeared to be the final game ever for the Sacramento Kings. We put together a first-ever Mandarins “mini-corps” with nine brass and three percussion – all Mandarins instructors, age-outs and even one current member.
Santiago Sabado and Blair Williams, both Mandarins instructors, arranged the music for this historic performance.
The night began with an original arrangement of the Kings Fanfare and a Fan Appreciation speech by Donte Green. For halftime, the Mandarins performed a drum corps style rendition of Earth, Wind and Fire’s “In the Stone”.
Great News!!! The Kings and the NBA have announced that the Kings will remain in Sacramento for at least another year. We like to think that the Mandarins did our part in showing our support for the Kings and giving the fans a memorable show.
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