Newtown Marching Band & Guard Named State Champion
The Newtown Marching Band & Color Guard hit a high note in its season on Saturday, October 26, when the group earned the title of USBands Connecticut Class IV Open State Champions after competing in the USBands New England State Championships at Naugatuck High School.
With its 2019 show “Life Sentence” Newtown earned a score of 93.45, making the group the USBands Connecticut Class IV Open State Champions and second in New England. The ensemble also received captions for Best Color Guard, Best Percussion, and Best Music.
Visual Director Ricky Grasso praised the group after the show, sharing, “Wow! Folks, your run tonight really brought this vision to life — and the best part is, we still have room to grow,” in a message. He also wrote, “With the National Title in arms reach, I say we go for it!”
Before going to Nationals, the Band & Guard has one more local competition. It will be performing at Danbury High School on Saturday, November 2. Then the group will travel to Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Saturday, November 9, for the USBands Open Class National Championships.
For more information about the Newtown Marching Band & Color Guard, visit newtownbandandguard.weebly.com.