Marching into the New School Year

Marching into the New School Year

The Connetquot High School marching band recently concluded their annual summer camp on Aug. 10 after spending a week mastering a series of visually stunning and well-rehearsed routines.

The camp is designed to help young marching band performers expand their skillsets, as drum majors, color guard members and marching band instrumentalists learned from outstanding performers and teachers alike during the weeklong program. 

“This year’s summer program consisted of 200 campers spanning grades 9-12 and included veterans of this year’s award-winning group along with district teachers and mentors,” said marching band director Greg Johnson. “The students have worked very hard all week and the student-leaders have been outstanding.”

This year’s performance schedule includes invitations to the Columbus Day Parade in Manhattan, the Newsday Marching Band Festival at Hofstra University and the QVC Christmas Parade in Westchester, Pennsylvania. The Connetquot High School marching band and color guard perform at all home football games as well as the annual Homecoming football game.