Sunnyvale H.S. Band Reunites After 31 Years

Sunnyvale High School was closed in 1981, silencing a band that had gained a glowing reputation.

By Garvin Thomas
|  Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012  |  Updated 11:07 AM PDT
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There was a time when the Sunnyvale High School Marching Band was one of the best around. That is, until 1981, when the district closed the school and silenced the band. Thirty-one years later, though, in an effort to remind people what was lost, and to help celebrate the city's 100th birthday, alumi decided to get the band back together for one more gig.

There was a time when the Sunnyvale High School Marching Band was one of the best around. That is, until 1981, when the district closed the school and silenced the band. Thirty-one years later, though, in an effort to remind people what was lost, and to help celebrate the city's 100th birthday, alumi decided to get the band back together for one more gig.

There was a time when the Sunnyvale High School Marching Band was something special. That time, of course, was when there actually was a Sunnyvale High School.

The school was closed in 1981, silencing a band that had gained a glowing reputation: traveling across the country to march in bowl parades and winning band competition after band competition.

When the city of Sunnyvale began planning its centennial celebration this year, though, some former band members thought it would be a good time to get the band back together and remind people what they are missing.

NBC Bay Area's Garvin Thomas shows us how it all turned out. Watch their story above.

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