BOSS Rose Parade 2018

The Bands of Santiago Sharks are going to the Rose Parade in 2018

Making A Difference, the 2018 Tournament of Roses theme, celebrates those in our communities who are “paying it forward” each day. Corona-Norco Unified School District’s Bands of Santiago Shark (BOSS) were chosen as one of the 10 high schools from around the world because of the work they, and their members, are doing in our community here in Southern California.

Amelia and Lance Tibbet

Tournament of Roses President Lance Tibbet and his wife, Amelia, visit each band’s school and community that is chosen to participate in the Rose Parade. On Tuesday, August 29, Santiago Principal Seth Bond, BOSS directors Kris Parish, Joe Dudek, Corkie Keys (color guard),  Brandon Fox (percussion instructor) and student teacher April Patrick had the pleasure of spending time with Mr. & Mrs. Tibbet as they spent a day visiting Corona’s finest and historical establishments. Also joining the festivities were Dick Haley (Corona Mayor), Eugene Montanez (Corona City Council) and Seth Bond.

Tournament of Roses President Lance Tibbet and his wife, Amelia, visit each band’s school and community that is chosen to participate in the Rose Parade. On Tuesday, August 29, Santiago Principal Seth Bond, BOSS directors Kris Parish, Joe Dudek, Corkie Keys (color guard),  Brandon Fox (percussion instructor) and student teacher April Patrick had the pleasure of spending time with Mr. & Mrs. Tibbet as they spent a day visiting Corona’s finest and historical establishments. Also joining the festivities were Dick Haley (Corona Mayor), Eugene Montanez (Corona City Council) and Seth Bond.

A gift for Five Acres

The group toured Fender Manufacturing, who graciously customized a Fender guitar, highlighting the “Making a Difference” theme along with the City of Corona and BOSS seals. Stopping by the District Office provided a wonderful opportunity for Mr. & Mrs. Tibbet to meet with Corona-Norco District Officials and Superintendent, Dr. Lin. They also had the amazing opportunity to visit & tour Troy Lee Designs. Troy Lee offers a complete line of off-road sporting gear, and has been customizing helmets for the top racers in the world for over 30 years. Lunch was a savory experience at the Dos Lagos Miguel’s. Mr. Tibbet’s business, Magic Growers, provided the greenery planted outside Miguel’s, and Mr. Tibbet actually personally delivered the greenery years ago.

After lunch, Santiago HS was the next stop where BOSS performed a special presentation for the Tibbet’s, Santiago Staff & Administration, students and parents. BOSS Pride Council President, Lauren Breen, presented President Tibbet a check for over $1000. The BOSS students raised this amount as a donation to Five Acres, a therapeutic K-10 school in Altadena, in Mr. Tibbet’s name.

The day culminated with a wonderful dinner at the Eagle Glen Golf Club, featuring BOSS musicians performing chamber music as the guests arrived. The program included statements from Superintendent Dr. Michael Lin, Mayor Dick Haley, School Board President Bill Newberry, BOSS Booster President Amy Lanhardt, Band Directors Kris Parish & Joe Dudek and Tournament of Roses president Mr. Tibbet. The highlight of the evening was showcasing individuals who “Make A Difference” within our Corona community without desire for recognition or reward. Those amazing people include Kimberly Breen & Deanna Schultheiss (providing musical opportunities for students at Senior Living Communities), Kristina Hosko (Best Buddies, Santiago High School), and Graziano’s owners Mercy Sullivan and Jerry Plascencia.

BOSS is honored to be a part of the 2018 Tournament of Roses Parade, and are thankful to have the opportunity to represent our community of Corona at this highly respected internationally renowned event televised in 240 countries.