No one expected much from Locke High at the L.A. Unified School District's band competition. After all, they're just a so-so school in Watts.
But they have a couple of tricks up their band uniforms.
They're playing complicated Stephen Sondheim music from "Sweeney Todd." The band director is an inspirational taskmaster. And the kids are determined to prove that their school is as good as any other school anywhere.