The Valley Christian Performing Indoor Ensemble (PIE) were named as 2018 Independent A Gold Medalists at the WGI World Championships in Dayton, Ohio on Sunday, April 22.
With their indoor marching show, named "Chrome X," the 45 high school and 3 junior high band and color guard students worked diligently and tirelessly throughout the Winter and Spring to prepare for the competition and win the title for the second year in a row. They earned top marks in both preliminaries and finals competition.
The PIE students also won first place at both Winter Guard International (WGI) regionals held in San Bernardino, CA an at Logan High School in Union City earlier in the season.
James Anderson, Lauren Benz, Stuart Bettencourt, Matthew Boman, Allison Chen, Mikayla Delenia, Katherine DeLong, Mckenzie Diep, Brandon Elvander (JH), Jeremy Elvander (JH), Aidan Ferriera, Saul Gutierrez, Michael Haneman, Marcus Harris, McKenna Harris, Sophia Huber, Peyton Huck, Alex Jihoon Kim, Hunter Kirn, Alicia Lindemulder, Evelyn Lohman, Alexander Lopes, Genevieve Lytle, Timothy Manuel, Mitchell Morrison, Francisco Nares, Maxwell Nares, Derek Pearson, Serena Pei (JH) Kaylee Philbrick, Aaron Pride, Silas Prouty, Meena Rakasi, Campbell Rose, Parker Rose, Liam Roy, Sean Ryan, Daina Santos, Ronak Sathyanarayana, Ryland Shrader, Nidhi Sinha, Fiona Tang, Joshua Taylor, Jonathan Van Tassel, Kelsey Wang, Ginji Watari, Kyoko Watari, and Allen Ye.
Director: Jeff Wilson; Instructors and Technical Support: Cedrick Boyd, Michael Brown, Juliet Ferreira, Vickie George, Patrick Phung, Richard Punches, Robert Rubino, Kristi Ryan, Shane Ryan, Todd Ryan, Lianne Rydquist, Adrianna White, Maribeth Wiens, Juliana Wieske.