The Riverside Kingsmen Band & Color Guard has been invited to numerous high-profile events throughout its history. This page is dedicated to those events.
The Riverside Kingsmen Band and Color Guard most recently competed in the 2011 Fiesta Bowl National Parade and Field Show competition. This event brought together some of the best national talent for a two-day field and street event in the Phoenix, Arizona. The Kingsmen won Sweepstakes in the street event with an overall score of 97.45. We also were able to take home awards for first place in general effect, marching, and auxiliary, and second place in music.
In December of 2007 the Riverside Kingsmen Band and color Guard competed in the Fiesta Bowl national parade and field show competition in Phoenix, AZ. Seventeen bands from all across the United States competed in the parade; each band was judged on its musical performance, general effect, marching, and auxiliary. We were named the Grand Champion band of the 37th Annual Fort McDowell Fiesta Bowl Parade. We also took first place in music, general effect, marching, and auxiliary.
On July 1, 2007 the Riverside Kingsmen Band & Colorguard performed in the 118th Rose Parade, a world-wide televised event. The Kingsmen were one of 21 bands from around the world that had the distinction of performing. The Kingsmen commissioned an original score by Dr. Collette Hausey entitled "King's Good Nature" for this event.
During August 2000, the Majestic Corps Band & Color Guard, of Martin Luther King High School, had the opportunity to perform at the Democratic National Convention, which was held at the Staples center in Los Angeles, CA. The event was held from August 14-17 and the band was required to be present each day.