By Richard Bammer
The Vacaville High School drumline thundered away with chest-rattling rhythms. The cheer squad was in sync with sharply rehearsed moves. A choir sang under a curved array of orange-and-black balloons, the school colors, and Vacaville Unified leaders sat in anticipation of several featured speakers as the sun shone on the object of all the hub-bub.
The sounds and sights — most of them in no-surprise orange and black, and the people, including families, young children and school staff members — added a natural celebratory feel late Thursday afternoon when the school community dedicated the Steve Green Memorial Gymnasium at the West Monte Vista Avenue campus, a beige-painted, gleaming $4 million, 7,000-square-foot building with a seating capacity of nearly 400 that was completed in recent days and will be baptized Monday, when Bulldog basketball season begins.