Panther Band’s Spring Activities

By Hannah Jones

The Benicia High School Panther Band started their spring season out with a bang. This week alone they have hosted two events; one to benefit the public and another to help merge the students into the world of music after high school.

Car owners line up their cars at the end of first street to show them off to the crowd

Photo Credit: Jessica Daniels

The 26th annual Classic Car Show took place on Sunday, April 28th directly on the First Street Green and ending near the peer. This event hosted almost 400 classic cars with an emphasis on pre-1976 American made cars. The car show is completely planned and hosted by the Panther Boosters with help from student and parent volunteers. The day includes a variety of food options, a beer garden, music played by the band and of course, a whole lot of cars. This fun filled day is a Benicia tradition and always makes for a great day by the bay.

The Twisted Pony makes a showing during the Benicia car show

Photo Credit: Jessica Daniels

Another event that took place this week was the Jazz Concert. This occasion featured Benicia’s very own Benicia High School Jazz Band and the Vallejo Community Jazz Band. These two bands took turns throughout the concert playing their favorite tunes and then had a mass chaos song at the end, in which both jazz bands came together to entertain themselves. The concert was very enjoyable since it showed the students how to continue their music career after high school even if they don’t go onto major in Music. To make it even more special, the adult band featured 3 Benicia High Alumni and a BHS senior.

The Panther Band’s spring season has two more major events. This includes a band review at Vallejo High School on May 11th, which is a very special event for the seniors as it is their last competition, and then the last concert of the year on May 22nd. Make sure you come out and support the band at these events! If you are interested in joining the Band for next year, be sure to check out the high school band at Band Orientation on May 20th in the BHS gym.

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