Video & Photos: Happy (early California) New Year

The band celebrated the arrival of 2011 with a formal celebration in a ballroom at the Hyatt in Anaheim. The buffet featured salad, pasta and bread and, for dessert, a chocolate fountain with strawberries, marshmallows and cake. The countdown of the ball dropping in New York to mark the new year at midnight EST was shown at 9 p.m. on big screen TVs so band members could celebrate early and get some sleep before the 4 a.m. wake-up call to get up and march in the Rose Parade.

WCU band members celebrated the new year together.

WCU band members celebrated the new year together.

From left, assistant band director Matt Henley and WCU alumnus John Anderson catch up during the celebration of the arrival of 2011.

From left, assistant band director Matt Henley and WCU alumnus John Anderson catch up during the celebration of the arrival of 2011.

WCU band members celebrated New Year's Eve in style.

WCU band members celebrated New Year's Eve in style.

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  1. Posted January 1, 2011 at 9:42 am | Permalink

    I have enjoyed my daughter 4 years with WCU band colorguard.I am so happy for all who got to share this with her. Go pride of the mountain band WCU. go Anna Rae