Board Meetings Board Policies Board of Trustees Agenda/Minutes Archive
Directions to Ed Center District Budget & Financials District Calendars District Contacts District Facts Financial Transparency Portal Funding Sources Community Mission, Vision and WIGs Prospective Families & Local Realtors Superintendent
Parent/Student Resources District Policies & Procedures Early Childhood Programs Enrollments/Transfers Frequently Asked Questions Innovative Programs Receive School News Request Transcripts Online Requirements A-G Resources for Getting Involved School Policies & Procedures School Safety Student Fees Toll Road Facts Work Permits
School Locator Elementary Schools Middle Schools High Schools #CapoForward Charter Schools Early Childhood Programs School Recognitions Transitional Kindergarten
Athletics Department Business and Support Services Division Communications Construction Education Services Facilities Food & Nutrition Services Human Resource Services Insurance Department Maintenance & Operations Payroll Purchasing Department Safety & Student Services Student Support Services Technology & Information Services Testing Department Transportation Services VAPA
Adult Education Bridges Community Day High School Capistrano Home School & Capistrano Virtual School Career Preparation - Special Education Career Technical Education Credit Recovery Program English Learner Services Futureology (College & Career Counseling) Gifted and Talented Education Program (GATE) Language Immersion Learning Link Mathematics Program Post Secondary Programs School Counseling Program State & Federal Programs New Teacher Induction Program
Employee Resources Teacher Resources Staff Development Staff Recognitions


CVHS Marching Band Repeats State Title


Capistrano Valley HS Marching Band Repeats as Champions


MISSION VIEJO—The Black and Gold Brigade from Capistrano Valley High School (CVHS) won back-to-back state titles on Saturday at the Southern California Judging Association’s (SCJA) California State Band Championships.

     The brigade has now won four state championships since 2002, bolstering its claim as one of Southern California’s premier high school marching bands. In addition to its first-place award, CVHS also took home four sweepstakes trophies. These included high (best) music, high (best) visual, high (best) percussion and high general (overall) effect. Sweepstakes awards go to the bands judged to be the best among all the other schools competing in the division.

     “Back in August, we knew as a staff and design team that this show could be something special,” Band Director Andy Waldukat said. “I was very proud that our students got to raise their helmets and finish the season with their best performance of the year at the championships.”

     CVHS won titles in 2002 and 2006 at the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association field championships. In 2009, the band won its first SCJA title. This year’s theme was “The Gypsy Life,” and, in addition to the musicians, included a lively, theatrically choreographed performance by the 17-member color guard dressed as gypsies.

     “Winning back-to-back SCJA Championships is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our students, administration, staff and parent volunteers of the Black and Gold Brigade,” Waldukat said. “Each group played an important role in the success of the final performance on the field.”

     In addition to its state win, the CVHS marching band also took first place division trophies at the Marching Band Open Series Competition and the Surf City Open earlier this season.

     For more information about the CVHS music program, visit

Posted by: Marcus Walton, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District Published:11/23/10
Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Capistrano Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: AR 1312.3, BP 1312.3 and BP 5183.

Rich Montgomery, Executive Director, Human Resource Services/Compliance
33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-9200

Website Disclaimer

ATTENTION: The Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD) does not assume any responsibility or liability for the content that may be present within external Websites linked to and from this site that are operated or created by or for organizations outside of the CUSD. The linking to or from this site does not imply on the part of the CUSD or any of its schools any guarantee of quality, assumption of liability or endorsement of the organizations maintaining external Websites. Those organizations are solely responsible for the operation of their Website and quality of the content including advertisements, links, media, images and text that they may deem appropriate.