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NHS Marching Band & Color Guard Present 'Dystopia' At Grasso Festival

Published: October 09, 2017 at 12:00 am

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Members of the Newtown Nighthawks Marching Band & Guard performed a spirited routine as they hosted the 21st Annual Joseph P. Grasso Marching Band Festival on September 30.   (Bee Photo, Gorosko)
Members of the Newtown Nighthawks Marching Band & Guard performed a spirited routine as they hosted the 21st Annual Joseph P. Grasso Marching Band Festival on September 30. (Bee Photo, Gorosko)
The Newtown Nighthawks Marching Band & Guard includes vibraphonists whose percussion adds musical warmth to the group's routines.   (Bee Photo, Gorosko)
The Newtown Nighthawks Marching Band & Guard includes vibraphonists whose percussion adds musical warmth to the group's routines. (Bee Photo, Gorosko)
Spectators filled the grandstand at Blue & Gold Stadium at Newtown High School on September 30 for a good view of the festival. 	   (Bee Photo, Gorosko)
Spectators filled the grandstand at Blue & Gold Stadium at Newtown High School on September 30 for a good view of the festival. (Bee Photo, Gorosko)
The Newtown High School Marching Band & Guard hosted its 21st Annual Joseph P. Grasso Marching Band Festival September 30.

Other area bands and guards performed throughout the evening before the NHS Marching Band & Guard performed its show, called "Dystopia," which is based on author George Orwell's novel 1984.

The event is an annual fundraiser for the group.

Members of the band who are graduating seniors were also honored at the event. The NHS Marching Band & Guard seniors are Maggie Alexander, Jack Bittman, Jen Browne, Andrew Buzzi, Kyle Chernoff, Andrew DeGirolamo, Bryce Doherty, Jimmy Doutney, Jenna Ehnot, Tristan Filiato, Isabelle Fitzgerald, Michael Glover, Anthony Isabella, Thomas Jensen, Emily King, Ian Klepacki, Jake Loutensock, Matt Lundquist, Dominic Pasquarella, Scott Preszler, Kevin Reiss, David Romano, Grace Sholtes, and Adam Wolff.

Another fundraiser for the NHS Marching Band & Guard, its 9th Annual 100-Family Tag Sale, is set for Saturday, October 21, from 9 am to 2 pm, at the school, 12 Berkshire Road.

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Basket weaving workshop with Tina Puckett, October 13
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“Courageous Conversations in A Complex World,” October 17
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Live at ETH: David Wax Museum concert, October 19
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Connecticut Author’s Reading Series, October 21
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“The Wordsmiths,” October 24
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Pianist Konstanza Chernov, October 28
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