About the Spirit of Sunnyvale Marching Band

About the Band | Health and Safety | Judged Performances | About the Staff | Founding Advisory Board | About the Spirit of Sunnyvale Marching Youth Band

About the Band

The Spirit of Sunnyvale Marching Band is an independent, all-age marching band, locally-based in Sunnyvale, California.

Spirit is a 40+ year old organization. The original Spirit of Sunnyvale Marching Youth Band existed 1980-1997, were national and international youth band champions multiple years, and toured along drum corps and youth bands along the West Coast. The current Spirit of Sunnyvale started in 2010 originally as an outlet for Spirit of Sunnyvale alumni. The band has since expanded to include membership to anyone interested in performing.

The band is a member of SoundSport, a division of Drum Corps International.

Mission

Our mission is to entertain audiences with fan-friendly drum corps and marching band music.

Vision

To benefit and enrich the community through an organization that is local, low cost, any age, and any instrument.

Our vision aligns with these for core principles:

Values

 

 

Health and Safety

The Spirit of Sunnyvale is governed by a strict code of conduct for all participants, staff, and volunteers. We take any allegation regarding improper behavior of any kind seriously. Spirit also has policies and procedures in place governing the proper reporting and investigation of any such allegations. We are dedicated to maintaining a supportive, safe, and healthy environment for all members, staff, and volunteers.

Those interested in reading these policies may find them below:

 

 

Judged Performances

Here are Spirit's current judged placement records:

2022

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

 

 

About the Staff

Current Staff Members

Leadership

Mickey Helms
Director

Jason Asuncion
Assistant Director

 

Design Team

Mickey Helms
Music Arranger

Carlos Botello
Percussion Arranger

Teresa Minervini
Color Guard Choreographer

Jason Asuncion
Visual Designer

 

Hornline

Darnell Johnson
Hornline tech

Jason Asuncion
Hornline tech

 

 

Color Guard

Teresa Minervini
Color Guard Choreographer

 

 

Percussion

Adam Grant
Percussion tech

Mike Reppucci
Percussion consultant

Brandon Guertner
Percussion tech

 

Visual

Jason Asuncion
Visual tech

Tue Rust
Visual tech

 

 

 

Founding Advisory Board

Below is the list of founding advisory board members:

 

 

About the Spirit of Sunnyvale Marching Youth Band

The Spirit of Sunnyvale Marching Youth Band was an independent youth band, locally-based in Sunnyvale, California.

"Spirit", founded in 1980, performed in numerous parades, fieldshow competitions and other venues throughout the Western US and Canada. The band won multiple awards, including the 1984, 85, 86, 87, 88, 94, 96 and 97 national and international youth band championships. Spirit competed against other youth bands from the US, Canada and Japan, and performed in judged exhibition in DCI and Drum Corps sponsored field shows. The youth band folded during the 1998 season.

For more information on the Spirit of Sunnyvale Marching Youth Band, their fieldshows, why the band folded, etc. please click here.

 

Designed by Mickey Helms