ARCADIA (CBSLA.com) — A local school whose band has garnered national attention by performing in the Rose Parade 14 times will appear in a Super Bowl ad this Sunday.
Two weeks ago, a crew came to Arcadia High School to shoot the NFL spot using the nationally ranked band, which most recently appeared at the 2015 Rose Parade.
“I was thrilled. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity you’ll never get to do again,” Jessica Repko, a band member, said.
As CBS2’s Amy Johnson reports, 300 students were filmed for about five hours in varying scenes around the campus.
“We have a really high quality percussion program as well as band,” Seth Murphy, the band director, said.
It’s still not clear to the cast or band members just how long or how many of them will be in the commercial that airs Sunday.
Isabell Liao, another band member, said she doesn’t normally watch the Super Bowl but plans to watch this year “mostly for the commercials.”
The Apaches are headed to Hawaii in December to represent California at the annual Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade.