Story by Noah Kuhn
Associate News Editor
Photo courtesy of Noelle Chan
The South Pasadena High School band will be featured in a filming shoot on Tuesday, Jan. 21, for a new episode of the Apple TV Cold War drama “For All Mankind.”
The shooting will be a one day event, with the band scheduled for a 6 a.m. call time for the projected ten hours on set. The group will don vintage uniforms to play the role of a high school band performing the Soviet National Anthem, welcoming Russian diplomats to the United States.
“For All Mankind” focuses on the US-Soviet Union space race but with a fictional twist: the USSR wins. Additionally, the show furthers the feminist movement of the 1970s, incorporating a push for a legitimate female astronaut training program.
“A lot of the band is excited to be on a TV show,” senior band officer Kenneth Schultz said. “We’ve done a lot of performances, but never anything that has been this high of a production.”