Torrance, CA (October 25, 2019): Bishop Montgomery's "Thunder By Knight" Music Department has been out in the community sharing their Knight pride with people of all ages. Recently, a group of these talented TBK musicians headed to LAX and, along with their supportive parents, helped welcome veterans home from the East Coast. The veterans, who were guests of the Honor Flight Network (www.honorflight.org) had traveled to Washington D.C. to remember friends and comrades lost, as well as share their stories and experiences with other veterans. The TBK members lined the corridors and greeted the passengers with a variety of both festive and patriotic songs as they arrived home.
TBK then took their talents to Palos Verdes where on Friday, October 25, they helped St. John Fisher School kick off their annual student Jog-a-thon (photo top right). With brass and drums, the musicians pumped up the elementary and middle school students, getting them hyped for a fun and spirited race. The SJF Jog-a-thon kickoff has become an annual event for TBK and one our musicians look forward to each fall.
Then, that evening, some TBK members headed to St. James where the school’s Harvest Festival was in full swing. The annual community event kicked off Friday and our TBK Jazz Ensemble helped get it started with a lively evening performance. Two student groups, dubbed “Black” and “Gold” took turns sharing the stage for over an hour and entertaining festival guests (photos at right).
All of these events complement a busy fall season for our Thunder By Knight program, which is also a staple at Friday night football games, pep rallies, and other traditional school events. We are thrilled that they often take their talents off campus and share their music, their passion, and their Knight pride throughout Southern California. Up next on the TBK calendar-- holiday performances in Torrance, Redondo Beach, and El Segundo!