- Thursday, April 16, 2015
On Saturday, April 11, the NHS Varsity Winter Guard, performed a nearly flawless routine of their show “Blu” show at the Musical Arts Conference (MAC) Winter Guard Championships, held at Trumbull High School, and came away from the event proudly wearing silver medals in the Scholastic Open division.
- Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 8:45 am
All three divisions of Newtown Winter Guard, Juniors, Junior Varsity (JV) and Varsity, came home last Saturday night, March 28, proudly wearing championship medals.
Competing in the Southwest Conference (SWC) Championships and USBands Winter Guard/Winter Percussion Regional held at Bunnell High School in Stratford, the Newtown units all claimed first place, much to the delight of their cheering families, friends, and coaches.
- Monday, March 23, 2015 at 10:22 am
Continuing the undefeated streak in the Juniors Division, the youngest level of Newtown’s Winter Guard program, the group once again took home the first place trophy on Saturday, March 14, at the Musical Arts Conference (MAC) competition held at Shelton High School.
- Friday, March 13, 2015 at 9:12 am
An estimated 700 spectators gathered in the gymnasium at Newtown High School on Saturday, March 7, to cheer on ten Winter Percussion and 30 Winter Guard units at Newtown’s 18th Annual Winter Extravaganza.
Competing in its first home show, the NHS Winter Percussion unit was awarded the first place trophy in the Marching Class division with the score of 79.15.
- Friday, March 6, 2015 at 9:04 am
In its first combined Winter Percussion and Winter Guard “Home Show,” Newtown High School will host a total of ten Winter Percussion ensembles and 30 Winter Guards this Saturday, March 7.
Doors open at noon, and the competition will kick off at 1 pm, with a performance of the NHS Winter Percussion in Marching Band Class 2A.
NHS seniors Daniel Romeo, Trevor Palmer, Noelle Violette, and Michael Ziluck, will be honored during the scheduled awards ceremony.
- Friday, March 6, 2015
Springing is one thing cats do well, so I am more than ready to spring into Daylight Saving Time this coming weekend. DST starts at 2 am on Sunday, March 8, so be sure to set your clock ahead one hour when you go to bed on Saturday night. Now if I can only see over the snowbanks by the time spring arrives, in just two weeks. I sense snowdrops and crocus crying out from beneath the mounds of snow.
- Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 10:25 am
In the Winter Percussion’s first competition of the season, Newtown High School scored a 78.45 and walked away with the first place trophy in the Marching Percussion 2A division, defeating host New Milford High School on Saturday, February 21 in a USBands event.
- Thursday, February 19, 2015
With 12 of the 18 Newtown High School Varsity Winter Guard members seniors returning to the Winter Guard International (WGI) Championships in April for the very last time, the guard is working hard not only to perfect their performances, but to raise the $900 per girl needed to make the four-day trip to Dayton, Ohio.
- Thursday, March 6, 2014
With instructor Janos Pergely, standing right, are the award-winning Newtown Varsity Winter Guard members. From left are, back row, Makenzie Casey, Sarah Coleman, Bridget O’Donnell, Caitlin Jones, Nina Bonvini, Courtney Datin, and Sarah Braga; middle row, Aileen Decker, Sierra Toomey, Lauren Engels, Kayleigh Granville, and Emily Brinkman; row, senior Hannah Godbout and captains Kelsea Morshuk-Allen, Paige Thanasoulis, and Camryn Gaudett.