Marching Knights, Staff and Parents Enjoy an End of Season Celebration
Students, Parents and Staff came together on Tuesday November 6, 2018 for the annual End of Season Marching Band Celebration Dinner, sponsored by the West Essex Band Boosters. The dinner is a special way to mark the formal end of the Marching Band Season for so many students who have worked hard together since the summer months learning, rehearsing and performing “UNTAMED“.
During dinner, underclassmen signed the Seniors’ posters, pictures and videos were played, and speeches were given by Mr. Fabrizio and Seniors Izzy Bonvini and Catherine Marino, reflecting on a successful season and thanking all those involved in making 2018 one of the most enjoyable years yet!
Senior posters are signed, reflecting the memories of the Marching Season
These students are a special group, as are the Staff that teaches them and the parents that gave so much of their own time and effort to support the program throughout the season. The end is bittersweet for all involved…but, for many….there’s next year to look forward to!
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An Amazing Season Comes to an End at Hershey’s Atlantic Coast Championships!
The West Essex Band Boosters congratulates the Marching Knights, Mr. Fabrizio and the entire Staff for an incredible and successful Marching season! From the very first performance, you have repeatedly proven your talents, competitive spirit and strength as performers, and we have enjoyed every moment of it! Your hard work and dedication culminated in a Silver rating, placing 11th overall at the Atlantic Coast Championships, but without question you all are #1 in our hearts!
The 2018 West Essex Marching Knights
Additionally, congratulations goes to the best Pit Crew in TOB for your tireless efforts in assembling props, moving equipment on and off the performance field and maintaining the band trailer (and Ray’s TORO). Thank you to an incredible group of parents for an enjoyable season! (See you next year!). Click here to visit our photos page to see more.
The Pit Crew at work at ACCs in Hershey
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MARCHING KNIGHTS SECURE 2ND PLACE IN GROUP 2 OPEN WITH 92.05!
The Marching Knights continue to impress as they improve yet again, achieving a score of 92.05 at the TOB Chapter X Championships held at West Essex on Sunday October 21, 2018! Performers from every school braved the cold and wind, with our Knights placing second in Group 2 Open, and third overall, behind Brick Memorial and Governor Livingston.
It was an incredible day, with Bands and spectators visiting the West Essex campus from New York and all over New Jersey. Immense thank you to all the Band Parents who helped make the day a success and second to NONE! Special thanks and appreciation go to our co-chairs Cathy Salvanto and Cathy Stampone for countless hours of planning, preparation and behind the scenes efforts! Congratulations to all!
The 2018 Marching Knights
Drum Majors and Senior Knights await final scores
Senior Marching Knights and Their Parents Take the Field on Senior Knight
A bittersweet moment as the Seniors perform at the last regular season home game on Friday October 19, 2018. Congratulations to all on a terrific Marching Season!
Senior Marching Knights: Samantha Haas, Jake Gould, Warren King, Catherine Marino, Nick Petrarca, Izzy Bonvini, Ryan Schindler, Alexus Rodriguez, Elena Ragusa
Second Place in 2 Open and Overall, With an Impressive 90.35 Score!
The Marching Knights improved 5.5 points from the Ramsey Competition for a strong 90.35 score at Hanover Park on Saturday October 13, securing 2nd place Overall and 2nd place in Group 2 Open.
Drum Majors and Section Leaders await Group 2 Open final scores at Hanover Park
Hard work pays off, as the Knights are positioned well for the Chapter X Championships to be held right at home at West Essex on Sunday October 21. Click here for more scoring information on the Tournament of Bands 2018 Competition season.
Middle School Band Joins the Marching Knights for Friday Night Football
The annual Band KNight, where the Middle School Band joins up with the Marching Knights for Pizza and Football was held on Friday October 12. A pizza dinner, sponsored by the West Essex Band Boosters preceded the game, after which the Middle School took to the stands to play along side their upperclassman peers. And play they did – as the Football Knights gave them many opportunities to perform “Come On Boys”, handily beating Caldwell 42 – 3. Great performance by the future Marching Knights!
Mr. Fitzke leads the Middle School Band in “Come On Boys” after a touchdown, as the Marching Knights are preparing for their Half Time show
Pretty Much All of Them!
A terrific team effort at Nutley High School, as the Pit Crew had to haul all the equipment and props down to the field from Franklin Avenue! Thanks to everyone for the EXTRA EFFORT!
The Pit Crew – working hard, or just hanging around? Don (far right) sees the humor in this scene…!
Best Music! Best Visual! 84.85 At Ramsey Competition
An incredible performance at the Ramsey Competition on Saturday September 29, 2018 secured the Marching Knights a First Place rating, Best Music, and Best Visuals, in Group 2 Open with a score of 84.85 – nearly 7 points higher than at Jefferson! The Knights were second overall out of 14 Bands, with only 0.25 separating them from the first place overall Band.
Mr. Fabrizio watches from the sidelines as the Knights impress
First Place, Best Music, Best Visual for the Marching Knights
A special shout out to the Pit Crew for a great job unloading the trailer and assembling props in a very tight space at Ramsey and in record time! Thanks to all the Parents who come out for every performance to support the Band!
Congratulations to Mr. Fabrizio, the Staff, and the Marching Knights!
On to Hanover Park!