The Inglewood High School Band marched and played its way to a first-place finish at the annual Kingdom Day Parade, a Los Angeles event that celebrates the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Showcasing its woodwind, percussion, brass instrument sections, along with a drumline and cheer squad, Inglewood High outperformed local high schools. The performance honored tradition but also featured contemporary aspects, including renditions of Travis Scott’s “Sicko Mode” and Tyga’s “Taste.”
“We are a southern style marching band but we try to make our performances versatile,” senior saxophone player Yareth Barcenas said. “We put a lot of work and practice in, so it was a good feeling to be able to win.”
The band is led by Conrad Hutchinson, who has overseen the Inglewood band since 1977.