2018 saw our program grow to 32 students, up from 28 the year prior. With a strong class of freshmen, we faced the season with a renewed sense of excitement and anticipation.
“Harmony in Motion” featured 3 movements, demonstrating the beauty of many parts working together: the sum is far greater than the individual pieces. Featuring cyr wheels and boom whackers, the show delighted audiences with subtle, intricate maneuvers and beautiful melodies.
Our students competed not only locally, but also traveled to San Bernardino for the WGI West Power Regionals. Here, our ensemble faced the reigning world champions and other Southern California powerhouses. Finishing 9th in prelims, they listened to the judges’ feedback and got back on the practice field to make improvements. The hard work paid off for finals, when they moved up 2 spots and finished in 7th place.
Determined to finish the season strong, our students practiced multiple days over spring break, not losing focus before NCPA finals at James Logan High School. Continually making changes and honing their skills until the end, Leigh students again showed the Bay Area what they are made of. Finishing second behind the host school, Leigh once again overtook Homestead High School for 2nd place at the last competition of the year, cementing our status as a serious contender in Northern California.