Newtown High School

  • Two First Place Honors For The Marching Nighthawks

    The Newtown High School Nighthawks Marching Band & Guard took first place in its division in dual competitions on Saturday, October 24.

    First up for the Nighthawks was a day competition at Brookfield High School, where they took top honors in the categories of Best Music, Best Visual, and Best Overall Effect.

    At Danbury High School’s Jamboree of Bands night event, the Nighthawks garnered awards for Best Music, Best Visual, Best Color Guard, Best Percussion, and Best Overall Effect.

  • Newtown Veterans Invited To Annual NHS Assembly

    Newtown High School will host its annual Veterans Day Assembly on Wednesday, November 11, at noon.

    The event will be held in the high school’s auditorium, and it will recognize men and women who have served or are presently serving the country.

    A luncheon will also be served beginning at 11:15 am. All Newtown veterans are cordially invited to attend.

  • NHS Marching Band And Guard Place Second At Towson University Competition

    The Newtown High School Marching Band & Guard took second place in its eight-band division at a USBands competition at Towson University in Towson, Md., on Saturday, October 17.

    Performing their program “Pharaoh’s Legacy,” the Nighthawks tied for first place with Pennsylvania’s Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School in the preliminary rounds before ultimately falling to them in the finals.

  • NHS Hosts The Annual Grasso Festival

    The Newtown High School Marching Band & Guard hosted the 19th Annual Joseph P. Grasso Music Festival on Saturday, October 10, at Blue & Gold Stadium.

    “It was wonderful,” said Marching Band & Guard Parent Board President Michele Buzzi.

    While the evening grew “a bit chilly,” Ms Buzzi said “a lot” of coffee and hot chocolate was sold during the event.

    The NHS Marching Band & Guard performed in exhibition for the event, and, while the group was scored, NHS was not included in the competition.

  • With NEASC Visit Underway, BOE Hears Update

    Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, shared a brief update with the Board of Education during its meeting on Tuesday, October 6, about this week’s visit to Newtown High School by representatives for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

    “I remain very positive that the end result will be a celebration within that building,” said Dr Erardi, after explaining the NEASC representatives had arrived on Sunday, October 4.

  • Joseph P. Grasso Music Festival Set For This Saturday

    The Newtown High School Nighthawks Marching Band & Guard will host the 19th Annual Joseph P. Grasso Music Festival Saturday, October 10, at the high school’s Blue & Gold Stadium.

    Gates open at 5 pm and the show begins at 6 pm.

    Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for students and seniors. Admission is free for children under 5 years old. The event is the largest fundraiser for the NHS Marching Band & Guard program.

  • Tag Sale Supports NHS Band & Guard

    Newtown High School Marching Band & Guard President Michele Buzzi said this year’s 100 Family Tag Sale, held annually to support the band and guard, was “one of our biggest years yet.”

    The tag sale was conducted at NHS on Saturday, September 26, in the school's cafeteria and in the cafeteria’s courtyard.

    An hour into the event people were milling about the cafeteria and courtyard, searching through piles of clothes, inspecting bicycles for sale, and scanning other items, like toys.

  • NHS Grad To Be On 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' Thursday

    Newtown High School 2015 graduate Alec Hersh is set to have his appearance on ABC's Who Wants To Be A Millionaire air this Thursday, October 1.

    Alec is now a freshman at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Penn.

    He auditioned for the chance to be on the show last spring, and filmed his participation with the game show on Friday, July 31. He and his friends, Alec said, and family have been waiting to watch the episode ever since.

  • Marching Nighthawks Take First In Division

    The Newtown High School Marching Band & Guard took first place in its division at a competition at Norwalk’s Brien McMahon High School on Saturday, September 19.

    The Marching Nighthawks band and guard performed this season’s program, “Pharaoh's Legacy,” taking top honors in Best Music and Best Overall Effect.

  • NHS Band & Guard Tag Sale This Saturday

    The Newtown High School Marching Band & Guard is set to host its annual 100 Family Tag Sale this Saturday, September 26, in the high school cafeteria, 12 Berkshire Road, from 9 am until 2 pm.

    Goods available will include office partitions and work stations, filing cabinets, bunk beds and more furniture options, electronics, yard and power tools, house wares, sporting goods, holiday decorations, clothing, books, toys, and bikes.

    All items are priced to sell, and all proceeds from the event will benefit the NHS Marching Band & Guard.