Ironwood Ridge High School Marching Vanguard drumline practices on the campus prior to performing during the season opening Canyon del Oro Marching Band Spectacular at Canyon Del Oro High School on Oct. 5.

Ron Medvescek / Arizona Daily Star

The Ironwood Ridge High School Marching Band will perform at halftime of tonight's Holiday Bowl in San Diego.

The band will also march in the Big Day Balloon Parade in front of 100,000 spectators.

The game is at 7:15 p.m. on ESPN.

The band competed in the Arizona State Marching Band Championships in Glendale recently, placing eighth out of 46 bands.

Contact reporter Phil Villarreal at or 573-4130.