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Blue Knights Drum And Bugle Corps To Rehearse At Blue & Gold Stadium, Friday



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Based out of Denver, Colo., the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps have reached the East Coast portion of their three-month national tour. Having gone as west as California and as south as Texas, the Blue Knights make their East Coast debut in New Jersey and Massachusetts and will be making a quick stop in Newtown this week to rehearse.this past spring accepted the position of visual captain for the Newtown High School Band Program, will be leading the organization into town on Friday, August 4. He expects the group will be arriving around 2 am.

Newtown resident and Blue Knights Tour Director Ricky Grasso, who

Following some rest, the professional marching band will begin rehearsing at 9 am at the high school's Blue & Gold Stadium. Anyone interested in seeing them is encouraged to visit the school grounds, at 12 Berkshire Road, throughout the day.

The main event of the night, when the ensemble begins their final run through of the show, will take place at 8:30 pm. It is free and open to the public.

The Blue Knights includes 150 marching and more 50 staff members, representing 30-plus states and three different countries.

The Blue Knights, according to Mr Grasso, are excited to perform for the Newtown community.

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Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps will be at Newtown High School's Blue & Gold Stadium on Friday, August 4, for a day of rehearsals as part of their nationwide tour. Local residents are invited to stop by and watch their rehearsals for free. There will be a final run through at 8:30 pm. (photo courtesy Tony Villalobos-May)
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