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NHS To Host Band Festival

The Joseph P. Grasso Invitational returns to Newtown High School’s Blue and Gold stadium on Saturday, October 8, celebrating its tenth annual marching band competition.

Nine field bands and color guards will compete before a panel of eight judges according to the rules and standards of the Musical Arts Conference, a nonprofit coalition of music educators.

The festival features performances by high school bands from Bethel, Bridgeport Central, Brien McMahon, Masuk, Naugatuck, New Milford, Norwalk, Shelton, and Ramsey, N.J.. Guest bands compete for place and trophies. The 2005-2006 Marching Nighthawks fields 90 musicians and 19 color guard, under the direction of Kurt Eckhardt.

The gates at Newtown High School’s Blue and Gold Stadium will open at 5 pm. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. Refreshments will be available. For more information contact Sue Aiello at 426-1694 or Barbara Webb at 426-0365 or visit www.musicalartsconference.com.

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