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!!!
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PARENTS & STUDENTS PLEASE READ FOR UPCOMING ADDITIONS/CHANGES:
FULL ENSEMBLE REHEARSAL THURSDAY NOVEMBER 2ND 6-9) - This is normally a sectional day, however we lost a day this week due to power issues - and we need all the preparation we can get for Metlife!
LOOKING FORWARD: TUESDAY NOVEMBER 7TH will replace Monday November 6th rehearsal (school dance conflict)
With all of these important little additions/schedule changes please make sure you are accommodating your schedules to come to rehearsal. Folks - we have such an incredible opportunity and we need our attendance to be 100%! If we want to succeed we must keep fighting, and come prepared!
Congratulations to the Nighthawks Marching Band and Guard for their
first place win last night with a score of 94.713!
They are your CT State Champs and for the first time ever the New England Regional Champions!
They won best overall effect, best percussion, and best visuals along with the coveted
Cadet Award of Excellence!
Watch the video of their performance on our Media page!
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