For over a century, HP students have proudly represented their school with hard work, dedication, and pride.
This year’s marching band brought home a trophy commemorating the Grammy grant they received. The event took place at the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live where they performed with Culver City High School. Both band directors, Kelly McCarley and Tony Spano were more than thrilled to be there and to guide them through the special night. Manual Arts High School And Robert Fulton College Preparatory High School also performed.
All four schools received $22,500 from the Chuck Lorre foundation. Chuck Lorre spoke valuable words, “Music education is important. It [teaching] is such a demanding job. It’s extraordinary.”
These four schools competed with many high schools to be selected. The four schools were selected based on their plans for the grant and their need. It was an honorable night for the students,
“I’m very proud of us, I didn’t think we were capable of winning, but it is amazing to be here and to accomplish something like this,” concluded senior, Miguel Lozano.
Written by Destiny Hulings, Editor-in-Chief
It’s performances like these that made the band eligible for the 22,500 Grammy Grant.
Photo by Destiny Hulings