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Soka Drum and Bugle Corps Win Awards

The Soka Renaissance Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps The Soka Renaissance Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps
Soka Gran Esperanza Flag Corps Soka Gran Esperanza Flag Corps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From December 17-18, three Soka Gakkai drum and bugle corps participated in the 39th All-Japan Marching Band and Baton Twirling Contest sponsored by the Japan Marching Band & Baton Twirling Association at the Saitama Super Arena. The Soka Renaissance Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps won the Prime Minister's Cup (top honors) in the general marching band category for the 11th time, while the Fuji Fife and Drum Corps' Soka Gran Esperanza Flag Corps won the gold award in the color guard category. The Soka Wakayama Blue Eagles also performed in the general marching band category.

[Adapted from an article in the December 20, 2011, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan; photos courtesy of Seikyo Shimbun]