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Blog: Two Monrovians Part of the World's Top Drum Corps

Two Monrovia High School grads are part of an elite drum corps which won the top spot at a world championship over the last weekend.

Two grads are part of an elite drum corps which won the top spot at a world championship over the last weekend. 

Chyann Figueroa and Marcus Stone are part of the Blue Devils, which won first place at Drum Corps International's championship in Indianapolis August 11th. The Blue Devils have the distinction of being the only corps to win first place fifteen times in DCI's 40-year history.

Chyann Figueroa is a percussionist. She graduated from MHS in 2010; since then she has been included in Riverside City College's award-winning band and is an instructor at Golden Valley High School. Marcus Stone graduated from MHS in 2011, and was their drum major from September 2009 to June 2011, under band director Daniel Magallanes. He plays euphonium and is currently a student at UCLA.

In addition to their big win Saturday night, The Blue Devils performed Sunday at the pre-season Colts vs Rams NFL haltime show. However, their season isn't quite over yet: many individuals in the corps will be going to Guatemala over Labor Day weekend to perform and provide instruction to musicians down there!

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Erin Thorn August 16, 2012 at 04:35 PM
Congratulations to Chyann and Marcus! So proud of you. Being a part of the Blue Devils Drum Corp is an enormous accomplishment for two kids coming from a small, underappreciated and under-funded music program like Monrovia's. You have both worked so hard to reach this goal.
Gayle M. Montgomery August 17, 2012 at 05:50 AM
What a thrilling opportunity for our students. Congratulations to both of you. Please keep us posted regarding your activities in the future.

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