On Thursday this week, Berkeley Unified School District’s high-school and middle-school bands joined forces to perform the Star Spangled Banner at the San Francisco Giants baseball game. The excitement was more than palpable — holler and shouting alert. Watch the musicians in action at the 1.55-minute point in the video above (which comes courtesy of BUSD’s Mark Coplan).

Oh, and the score? San Francisco Giants 3, Arizona Diamondbacks 2.

Tracey Taylor

Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...

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  1. Can I please give mad props to my man Michael Hammond who works like a dog to help put this stuff together?  Michael is a graduate of the BUSD music programs and has returned as a music teacher helping kids learn through the arts. Thanks Michael!  You are a huge asset to our community.

  2.  Sweet!  For all of the complaining some of us have been doing lately about BUSD, we should recognize that some good things are happening in the system as well!