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Marching Pride of Riverside sweeps competition at Universal Studios


Ron Jung

The Marching Pride of Riverside competed in the OrlandoFest competition held at Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla., March 23.

Mason Meyer, Contributor

The Riverside Academy Marching Pride of Riverside spent several days at Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla. recently, but it wasn’t just to ride rides and visit Hogwarts. The band was there to compete in the OrlandoFest band competition. And it was deemed a successful trip after the band took home superior ratings in every category and was the top finisher in the marching band competition. 

“The group worked and worked as hard as possible on refining every aspect of our marching,” RA senior drum major Jeremy Jung said. “We went in hoping for the best and preparing for the worst, and we came out on top. That goes to show what we’re capable of.”

The band members did get to enjoy several days at the theme park as well.


The seniors pose with the OrlandoFest first place trophy. (Ron Jung)
The Marching Pride of Riverside marched through the streets of Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla. on March 23. (Ron Jung)