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Manteca Area Community Band debuts this Monday
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The first performance of the Manteca Area Community Band takes place Monday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Lathrop High theater, 647 Spartan Way, Lathrop.

Admission is free.

The MAC Band is made up of 51 people — 24 community members, 9 college students, and 18 high school students — who live and work in the Manteca/ Lathrop/ French Camp area.

The concert theme is “At the Show: Music from the Stage and Screen.”  Selections include “America” from West Side Story, “Suite” from Hamilton, music from “The Incredibles”, “Meditation” from “Thais”. “Captain America March”, and “Seal Lullaby.”

The band will perform music from movies, musicals, and opera. There will also be three solo features —one by a current high school student, one by an MUSD alum who is currently a music major in college, and one by an adult community member.  

Band personnel are flute section: Cathy Barron, homemaker; Kassandra Diaz, Music Major, UOP; Lesley Fontanilla, Academic Coach; Juliana Fragoso, Paraprofessional; Cammie Harris, Delta Student; Jennifer Lagunes, MHS Student; Jasmine Marie Valentine, SHS Student; and Rose Wollaston, Nurse/ LVN ; oboe: James Gonzales, Stage & Technical Director; bassoon players: Paul Barron, CWCS Student; Amanda Gieseke, Music Educator ; Elijah Trepel, Music Major, Delta; clarinet section: Jessica Aguilar, Music Major, Delta; Byron Ayala, Music Major, UOP; Adam Garcia, MHS Student; Dana O’Dell, Music Educator;

Isabella Palencia, SHS Student; and Angelina Romero Escamilla, SHS Student;  alto saxophone musicians: Elizabeth Beattie, MHS Student ; Shannon Beattie, Music Educator; Tony Escalante, Delta Student; and Jaden Reyes, MHS Student; tenor saxophone players: Shane Nieto, SHS Student; and Trevor Rafatti, Food Service; baritone saxophone player: Veronica Vejar, MHS Student.

Horn section: Anthony Del Angel, SHS Student; Sharon Hinchman ,Tax Preparer; and Jocelyn Morgan, Music Major, Sacramento State; trumpet section: Laura Agostini, Music Educator; Jose Barron, Retired Music Educator/ Mariachi; Caleb Cadaing, Musician/ Private Teacher; Marco Garcia, MHS Student; Adam Hansen, Software Support; Bob Krueger, Retired Music Educator; Terry Silveira, Music Educator; and Alan Verdin, MHS Student; trombone players: Tony Agbayani, Superior Court Judge; Cesar Castaneda Sanchez, Realtor/ Businessman; Noemi Espino, MHS Student; Marco Galvan, EUHS Student; Cody Marchetti, Music Educator; and Matthew Miramontes, MHS Student; euphonium: Tonia Agbayani, Consultant/ Homemaker; tuba: Daniel Morado,  A.V. Technician; and Andrea Verdin, MHS Student; percussion section, Desiree Bugarin, Music Education; Hunter Campbell, EUHS Student; Jeff Corona, Team Leader; Cody Nunn, Scrap Yard Scale Master; Oscar Mejia, Graduate Student; and Joel Smith, Music Major, Delta.