The BOS honored the Band and Guard at their recent meeting. Here is the article from the Newtown Bee:
BOS Honors NHS National Champion Band And Guard
Published: December 12, 2017
The beginning of a new administration for most local boards and commissions typically involves a number of administrative and “housekeeping” practices.
But newly seated First Selectman Dan Rosenthal put most of those formalities aside during his first Board of Selectman meeting, December 4, to spend a few minutes honoring the Newtown Nighthawks Band and Guard for their recent national championship victory.
About two dozen members of the ensemble and the Director of Bands Kurt Eckhardt, along with several proud parents and siblings, crowded into the Municipal Center Council Chambers to hear remarks from Mr Rosenthal, Selectman Maureen Crick Owen, and Selectman Jeff Capeci, all of whom marveled at a towering trophy that was brought along after being conferred to the Nighthawks for their first place performance at the USBands Open Class National Championships.
“Our band has long been the pride of Newtown — back to Joe Grasso,” Mr Rosenthal said. “The band is something the community has always been proud of, and winning a National Championship is an incredible thing.”
The first selectman then issued a proclamation, which in part recalled that the marching band has been the Connecticut State Champions four of the last seven years. It noted the group’s outstanding performance of its 2017 presentation “Dystopia,” which is based on George Orwell’s novel 1984, was honed in performance as they won nine competitive band events leading up to the National Championships at MetLife stadium.
The proclamation also singled out the ensemble’s winning turn at the New England States Class IV championship, where it competed against 15 other groups representing six different states; and noted that the student musicians and guard members collective participation in the Newtown Nighthawks Marching Band and Guard “will be an enduring experience that will positively effect members for a lifetime.”
All those involved then stood with Mr Eckhardt and the board officials for a photo op before heading out and leaving the selectmen to complete the remainder of the brief first meeting.
See the article here: https://newtownbee.com/bos-honors-nhs-national-champion-band-and-guard/
Last Scrip order for 2017 – due by December 12, 2017
Who is left on your holiday shopping list? Take the pressure off and purchase a gift card for those individuals. At this time of year there are a lot of vendors offering lower denomination gift cards – make sure you check out all the specials.
Presto Pay allows impulse shoppers to take advantage of this program. You can go on line before leaving the house and purchase gift cards to use that day – some vendors require you to print off the paper document, others allow you to download to your smart phone. Don't forget Caraluzzi's- we need another $500.00 in orders to be able to process a Caraluzzi's package.
All purchases throughout the month will be captured in the reporting process and credited to your child’s band account. As a reminder – half will go to the band and the other half goes into your child’s account.
Checks need to be in the Blue Band Box by Monday, 12/12. We will be placing the order on December 13th in order to get the cards turned around and into your hands as quickly as possible.
Any questions? Please don’t hesitate to text or call. Happy shopping!
The Newtown High School Band Parents Corp maintains this blog. Contact us for more information.