Andrew Rivas

Downey resident Andrew Rivas has been accepted into the Tournament of Roses Honor Band and will play center snare in the 2010 Tournament of Roses Parade. Rivas, currently a junior at California High School in Whittier where he plays in the marching band, is a member of Full Force Percussion, a competitive band that plays with other indoor drum corps throughout the state. Last year, they secured a place in the World Drum Finals in Dayton, Ohio, and in the past have entertained during halftime of Clippers games at Staples Center. Rivas, who has also acted in TV commercials and movies, says his goal is to join the U.S. Marine Corp Marching Band. ********** Published: October 30, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 28