San Diego, CA United States
According to the organization, "The San Diego Alliance is committed to helping young people become better citizens as well as better stewards of their time and talents. In addition, Alliance members learn music and pageantry skills and are given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform in front of thousands of young people. We provide an opportunity not only to learn these skills and be a part of a responsible youth group but we also provide a way for young people to expend their energies and time in a productive manner."
In 2002, Alliance competed in DCI Division III, fielding eight brass, 21 percussion, and five guard. They finished 14th in Prelims. Taking a big jump in 2003, the small corps (23 members) finished 19th in Division II/III Prelims. In that 2003 show, the black, white, and purple-clad drum line carried and pounded ten wooden boxes in support of their Amazon-themed show.
The corps is sponsored by Lockheed Martin, Innovative Percussion, Inc., The Master Musician, and Sticktape.com, and is hosted by Helix High School.
Alliance did not compete in 2004.
[www.sandiegoalliance.org; Dave Strickler; DCW, 6/18/04, p.10]
Highest Score 56.050
Final show in DCX Archives July 15, 2000 California State Open Championships Santa Clara CA placed 2 with a score of 56.050
Highest Score 61.800
Final show in DCX Archives July 15, 2001 Santa Ana CA placed 1 with a score of 61.800
Highest Score 72.600
Final show in DCX Archives August 5, 2002 World Championships - Division II & III Preliminaries Madison WI placed 14 with a score of 72.600
Highest Score 79.300
Final show in DCX Archives August 5, 2003 DCI Championships - Div II/III Prelims Orlando FL placed 10 with a score of 76.350
|Member Name||Section||Years Involved|
|Ainsworth, Heather||Visual Staff||2002|
|Chavez, Mike||Front Ensemble||2002|
|Conway, Sean||Soprano||2001 to 2002|
|Dorroh, Dustin||Snare Line||2004|
|Griffin, Darrell||Management Staff||2000 to 2002|
|King, Ligaya||Color Guard||2002|
|Margraf, Mike||Brass Caption Head||2000|
|Olson, Mike||Visual/Brass Staff||2001 to 2002|
|Olson, Mike||Arranger||2003 to 2004|
|Senninger, Kiel||Mellophone||2000 to 2003|