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  • NHS Band & Guard Wraps Up Its Season

    Drum Major Rachael Fuchs and Color Guard Captain Caitlin “CJ” Jones celebrated their final senior performance of the Newtown High School Marching Band & Guard show “Arachne” at MetLife Stadium, November 15.

  • NHS Band & Guard Competing At National Championships This Weekend

    The Newtown High School Marching Band & Guard are headed for the USBands National Championships on Saturday, November 15.

    Competing in Class V Open, the competing bands will take the field at MetLife Stadium in Rutherford, N.J., with Newtown slated to compete at 8:27 pm.

    The National Championship features the best of the best from across the United States. Newtown Band Director Kurt Eckhardt said he believes his band could be in the top five.

  • NHS Marching Band & Guard Place Second In USBands ‘Music In Motion’ Power Regional

    Competing against 30 of the best marching bands in the East, Northeast, and Southeast circuits, the Newtown High School Marching Band and Guard not only reached their goal of making it into the finals of the USBands “Music in Motion” power regional, but they came within just two points of first place Saturday, November 1.

    The event was held at the stadium of the US Navy-Marine Corps Academy in Annapolis, Md.

  • NHS Marching Band & Guard Receive Cadets Award Of Excellence

    For the second year in a row, the Newtown High School Marching Band & Guard received the prestigious Cadets Award of Excellence at the USBands New England Championship, held Saturday, October 25, at Veterans Memorial Stadium in New Britain.

    Awarded to the school that is determined to be the best in show for creativity and showmanship, the Cadets Award of Excellence can be given to any competing band, regardless of size or class level.

  • Grasso Festival Highlights Local Marching Bands And Guards

    It was “standing room only” on Saturday, October 5, as Newtown High School hosted the 17th Annual Joseph P. Grasso Marching Band Festival, which featured nine competing bands and the 123-member Newtown Marching Band and Guard in exhibition.

    Thirty graduating Newtown High School seniors and their parents were saluted after the musicians and color guard performed in their final “Home Show” to a packed and appreciative crowd.

  • NHS Band & Guard Preparing For Annual Grasso Festival

    Since midsummer, Newtown High School Marching Band and Color Guard members have been busy preparing for this year’s competitions and shows, including the upcoming annual home show, set for Saturday, October 5.

     Looking at the season, with rehearsals and competitions already scheduled, NHS Band Director Kurt Eckhardt said this week that he is “looking forward to seeing this band continue to grow.”