The Winter Season is almost here!
2017-18 Winter Percussion
Anyone interested in joining Winter Percussion should attend our Audition/Parent Meeting on Monday, November 20, in the NHS band room. Spots are available to students with no experience in both the front ensemble and cymbal line.
5:30pm - 8pm: Audition
8-9pm: Parent Meeting
For more information, visit our Winter Percussion webpage.
2017-18 Winter Guard
Orientation: Tuesday, November 28, at 7:45 pm NHS lecture hall.
Learn about one of the most unique programs in Newtown! Winter Guard members learn to dance, spin flags and eventually toss sabers and wooden rifles in a fun environment that culminates with a performance that is musical, artistic and athletic. It is truly the sport of the arts! Anyone who likes to dance, have fun, throw things in the air and catch them will love this sport. We provide full training and invite students of any gender and skill level. No one gets cut, because our shows are more like theater productions, no one is left out. If you love Winter Guard, you will also have the opportunity to join the Fall Marching Band & Guard.
For more information, visit our Winter Guard webpage.
Congratulations the the Newtown Nighthawks Band and Guard for winning the National Championship! Their 97.363 score is now the highest score on record for Newtown. They joined 16 other Class IV Open Marching Bands in freezing temperatures on Saturday night, November 11, 2017 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ and came out in first place. They also won the caption awards for Overall Effect and Best Percussion. What an amazing end to a very successful season! Go Nighthawks!
Did you hear about clapping class today? Please come for the parent clapping class that Ricky has requested at 12:00 during the last run through so that we can cheer for best effect for the judges - the top 10 bands have scored within 1 point of each other so every little thing helps - including cheering! No, this is not a joke, we really want as many parents to come and find out when is best to cheer during the performance!
So come at noon and watch our kids on their home field for the last time this season!
GOOD LUCK TONIGHT AT NATIONALS, NEWTOWN!
STAY WARM IN MET LIFE STADIUM!!!
We have arrived at the last home football game performance of the season!
Attending the banquet? Help us keep Banquet costs down by contributing a dessert (cut-up fruit, store-bought items, or homemade treats ) -- please sign up via Perfect Potluck here!
All banquet forms, whether you are going or not, were due at 8 am this morning to the blue band box. Please contact a board member with any questions.
To keep costs low, we ask that every family bring a dessert. Sign up for your dessert contribution here.
More information can be found on the Banquet Page.
The is the culmination of what has been a very successful season and
we hope to celebrate with all of our band and guard families!
Important change: Dinner break will be at 5:30 tonight, not 5. Will let you know about performance time tonight when we find out.
The Newtown High School Band Parents Corp maintains this blog. Contact us for more information.