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Posted: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 1:42 pm

Marching bands from Mesa’s Mountain View High School and Chandler’s Hamilton High School are two of six bands from Arizona and California that will compete in the 34th annual Fiesta Bowl Band Championship on Dec. 30. The Mountain View Toros finished second in this event in 2009.

Preliminaries begin at 9 a.m. with finals starting at 1 p.m. Each band will present its best 10-minute field presentation in front of a panel of judges who will critique them based on musical performance, visual performance, auxiliary techniques, percussion, drum majors and overall effect.

After the finals, the marching bands of Iowa, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Stanford universities will perform.

Tickets for the Fiesta Bowl Band Championship can be purchased online at or by calling the ticket office at (480) 350-0911

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