Tesla’s Tower receives first place in PPAACC finals

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Tesla’s Tower receives first place in PPAACC finals

Standing in formation, Tanner Ashmore leads the Drumline at the beginning of the show. Drum Captain, Tanner Ashmore said,

Standing in formation, Tanner Ashmore leads the Drumline at the beginning of the show. Drum Captain, Tanner Ashmore said,"This year has been awesome, we finished 1st in PPAACC finals in our division. Everyone works so hard to achieve such a high goal. It's amazing to see everyone work together to make a show as good as this one." This year's Drumline has gone above and beyond to perfect telling the story of Tesla's Tower.

Michael Van Zee

Standing in formation, Tanner Ashmore leads the Drumline at the beginning of the show. Drum Captain, Tanner Ashmore said,"This year has been awesome, we finished 1st in PPAACC finals in our division. Everyone works so hard to achieve such a high goal. It's amazing to see everyone work together to make a show as good as this one." This year's Drumline has gone above and beyond to perfect telling the story of Tesla's Tower.

Michael Van Zee

Michael Van Zee

Standing in formation, Tanner Ashmore leads the Drumline at the beginning of the show. Drum Captain, Tanner Ashmore said,"This year has been awesome, we finished 1st in PPAACC finals in our division. Everyone works so hard to achieve such a high goal. It's amazing to see everyone work together to make a show as good as this one." This year's Drumline has gone above and beyond to perfect telling the story of Tesla's Tower.

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Long practices, dedication, and hard work is what makes a Drumline win first place. The Drumline is in direction of Amanda and Vic Posey. This year’s show is Tesla’s Tower. Competing against nine other schools in their division, they still rose to the top. Working hard to always improve the show, Nicholas Castillo and Beau Gongora use their acting skills to portray the story. Castillo as Nikola Tesla tries to offer Beau Gongora playing J.P. Morgan his invention. While having a love for music, all performers showed their dedication by always being in the top three in PPAACC competitions. Senior Rebecca Cuevas said, “I was really excited to see our hard work recognized.” Winning first place allowed their hard work to finally be recognized. Tesla’s Tower was chosen this year because of an, “epic rap battle video.” Amanda Posey watched between Tesla and Edison. She thought Tesla was a great character for this year’s show, which led to some research about Wardenclyffe Tower and then to the creation of Tesla’s Tower. While being in Drumline for the past four years of high school, Ally Houghton said, “I am sad that it is over, but glad to have the best show as my last show.” The performers are all very dedicated to illustrate Tesla’s life and inventions. Starting off with a few mistakes, they perfected in all ways they could. Beau Gongora, otherwise known as J.P. Morgan said, “This show has progressed from sloppy to solid.” Showing how proud she is of her performers, Amanda Posey said, “This Drumline is not only great performers, but they are great people. Our practice time together has shown their love of music in the performance. They are winning because they love music and it shows.” The Journalism staff congrats the Drumline on receiving first place in their PPAACC finals.

D’Angelo Armenta
Showing off his invention, Nikola Tesla (Nicholas Castillo) and his workers (Bradyn Lopez and Eulysses Urrea)show J.P. Morgan (Beau Gongora) the Wardenclyffe Tower. Nikola Tesla, otherwise known as Nicholas Castillo said, “My favorite part of this year’s show is definitely being surrounded by the Drumline as they circle me like a tornado before I get to just scream my lungs out.”Their wonderful acting skills helped put TUHS at the top at PPAACC Finals.