Marching Band

  • Marching Band & Guard Finish Season With Top Honors

    In a crowded multistate field of 14 Class V marching bands, and with a mere fraction of one point separating the top three winners, the Newtown High School Marching Band & Guard took top Connecticut honors, brought home the division’s coveted Best Music Award, placing third Saturday, November 7, at the USBands National Championships at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

    The Marching Band & Guard’s performance marks the first time Newtown has placed in the top three at the National Championships.

  • Marching Band Takes Fourth Place In New Britain Competition

    Pictured from left, Woodwind Captain Julia Radko, Color Guard Captain Sara Coleman, Drum Major Nick Randle, Drum Major Sarah Spillane, Color Guard Captain Cammy Gaudett, Drum Major Rachel Williams, and Brass Captain Sarah Lyon at the USBands New England States Championship in New Britain on Saturday, October 31. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Legislative Council Approves NHS Band Truck Fund Contribution

    After deliberation, the Legislative Council, during its meeting on Wednesday, October 7, approved a $17,540 special appropriation from the Sandy Hook Special Revenue Fund for the purchase of a box truck to be used by the Newtown High School Marching Band.

    The truck will be used to transport equipment for the group.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Marching Nighthawks Fall Preview: ‘Pharaoh’s Legacy’ To Be Show Theme

    Members of the Newtown High School Marching Band & Guard participated in the Newtown Labor Day Parade on Monday, September 7, but the parade is just one of many events the students will participate in this coming season.

    “We have a show that has an Egyptain theme to it, and we have called it ‘Pharaoh’s Legacy,’” said Band Director Kurt Eckhardt.

    Each year, Mr Eckhardt said, when it is time to choose a show’s theme, he said he listens to a variety of music.

  • 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.