The Classical Academies’ Marching Band Pivots During Pandemic

The Classical Academies offers Band as an opportunity to bring instrumental and musical education to students. The Caiman Corps Marching Band ensemble has 33 musicians performing at school pep rallies, football games, and in the California State Band Championships. Before the pandemic, the Caiman Corps and Drum Corps received three 1st Place awards in their division at the California State Band Championships. While many schools discontinued their band programs during school closures, and the Caiman Corps pivoted to virtual marching performances, including Phantom of the Opera and Prince of Egypt. This year, the Caiman Corps presents the fall field show featuring Disney’s “Moana” music in their competitive circuit.