O’NEALS — The Pacific Grove Good Old Days Festival and Parade was held Saturday and Sunday, Apr. 9 – 10 in Pacific Grove, California.
This year, the Good Old Days Festival was attended by more than 20,000 people! There were many events that took place at the festival, such as performances by the choir, singer-songwriters, and show band, and also a parade which the Minarets Band, percussion, and color guard marched in.
The festival is a very good place to see people performing and for students to show off their talents and what they have learned.
Summer Woods, a student from Minarets High School who plays the tenor saxophone and sings for the choir, stated before leaving, “I am so excited to be doing this for a second year!”
She stated, “This trip has been an amazing experience, from the dreaded waking up at four in the morning to cram into the tiniest mini van I have ever seen in my life with seven other people, to dancing in the rain at the festival while waiting to perform. These are the moments that I will cherish forever.”
The Minarets marching band, percussion section, and color guard started the morning off by marching and performing in the parade.
Then the Rock Music Production class performed, followed by the choir and singer-songwriters. The show band ended Minarets’ presence in the festival with a big bang! Overall it was a great festival experience for the high school and they hope to be able to return in the years to come.