A Super Bowl commercial airing on Sunday will feature some familiar faces for Arcadia High School students.
The school's marching band was selected to appear in a commercial for the NFL after a search for marching bands was conducted by NFL producers, said Ryan Foran, the public information officer at Arcadia Unified School District. During the school shoot, the approximately 300 band students wore their uniforms and displayed signs.
"That was pretty cool," Foran said.
Chris Zaki, a snare drummer for the band, said the producers wanted him, "to scream and move your head and just play. Play loud."
The shoot about two weeks ago at the high school also included some of the band members' parents. Details regarding the ad were not available.
An estimated 186 millions viewers will see the ad during the game.
"They take instruction well. They work really hard and they're good kids," said Kevin Sherrill, co-director of the marching band.
It's not the first time the band has been in the Super Bowl spotlight. In 1967, the marching band performed at half time in the first Super Bowl in Los Angeles, Foran said.
The band also appeared at the 2005 inauguration event for President George W. Bush. Members have marched in several Rose Parades and performed at college bowl games.