A Clean Sweep at Governor Livingston – First Place! Best Music! Best Visual!
A breezy and overcast Fall day was the backdrop as the West Essex Marching Knights cleaned up at Governor Livingston High School on Sunday October 15, 2017. With a score of 88.8 – an 8.3 point increase from their last performance at Metuchen – the Marching Knights brought home 1st Place in Group 2 Open, plus honors for Best Music and Best Visuals! And a special shout-out to Mr. Fabrizio, who won the “Best Director” award by popular vote of the fans… Visit the Photos & Videos Page for a video of the winning performance!
Next up…The Chapter X Championships at West Essex!
The Tournament of Bands Chapter X Championship at West Essex is Just Around the Corner!
Hard to believe, but it’s true. The menu is set, the Ad Journal is at the printers, the trophies are ordered and the Marching Knights are READY! All we need is YOU!
Our next (and final) TOB Meeting is on Monday October 16, 2017 at 7pm in the High School Cafeteria. So much work has been done over the last many months, and this meeting is critical to make sure it all comes together seamlessly and no stone is left unturned.
Please plan on attending and helping us make October 22 a complete success!
Baked Goods Needed for the TOB Home Show Bake Sale Table!
Your help is needed for our very popular Bake Sale Table at the Tournament of Bands Chapter 10 Championships on October 22. Visitors love our baked treats and the kids come off the field HUNGRY for some goodies! So we can’t disappoint!
Please sign up to donate your favorite baked treats
by emailing Danielle Ragusa at email@example.com
Here are some additional details:
- Deliver all baked goods to the field by 11am of Tournament Day – October 22, 2017
- Please supply at least 3 dozen of whatever you are donating
- Portion and package each item for a $1.00 sale price
- Clearly label anything containing NUTS for allergy purposes
- Cupcakes can be unwrapped – we will serve them with napkins
- Please do not drop off baked goods in bulk (i.e. not packaged for sale) – we will not be able to package them at the field
- Cookies – Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin, Sugar, Cookie Pops, your favorites!
- Cupcakes of any kind
- Sliced Sweet Breads (i.e. pumpkin, banana, zucchini etc.)
- Pound Cakes
- Crumb Cake
Our Next WEBB Meeting
The Next WEBB meeting will be held on Monday October 2, 2017 at 7:00pm in the High School Cafeteria. We have alot to cover as we get the 2017/2018 School Year into full swing! All Band Parents are encouraged to attend.
Atlantic Coast Championship Pre-Sale Tickets – Orders Due Friday October 6, 2017
Pre-sale tickets are now available for the ACC Championships in Hershey, Pennsylvania on November 5, 2017 at Hershey Stadium! Click here for more information and to purchase tickets. Also, we are looking into booking a coach bus for parent transportation. More to come on that!
Check out our Metuchen Competition Performance Video
Visit our Photos and Videos page to see the excellent performance by the Marching Knights at the recent Metuchen Competition. Video courtesy of Rob Cowen.
Watch for our WEBB Email Blasts with more very important information as we get closer to the Tournament of Bands Chapter 10 Championships at West Essex!
The Marching Knights Brave the Heat, and Bring Home 2nd Place!
On a day that was more mid-Summer than Autumn, the Marching Knights gave it their all, and brought home 2nd Place in Group 2 Open, with a score of 80.5 at Metuchen High School on September 24, 2017. With temperatures reaching over 90 degrees, the Knights gave a terrific performance, enjoying a 3.5 point jump from their previous performance at Jefferson. Next up is Governor Livingston, on Sunday October 15. See you there!
A special note of thanks to the Pit Crew for sweating it out and getting those new props looking great on the field. A reminder for Pit Crew volunteers to please sign up using Sign Up Genius (scroll down to our September 21 post). This will help us be sure we’ve got complete coverage for every show.
Help is Always Needed!
Help is always needed in getting equipment on and off the field for competitions and football games. Our efforts mean that the kids can focus on their performance, rather than muscling heavy equipment from the trailer to the sidelines. If you are able to help out – even only some of the time – click on the Sign Up Genius link below to sign up! All performances are listed.
A Clean Sweep at the Jefferson Competition!
Congratulations to the Marching Knights for a fabulous performance at their first competition of the season at Jefferson High School on September 16, 2017! The Knights brought home First Place in Group 2 Open, with a score of 76.95, as well as awards for Best Music and Best Visual.
What a terrific day that started off with our Kick-Off Breakfast! A special thank you to Catherine & Steve Salvanto for their generosity in hosting the event, and to everyone who donated food and beverages! A great time had by all!
Next Up – Metuchen – on Sunday, September 24! Visit our calendar page for a full schedule of events.
A: By selling ads for the TOB Ad Journal, of course!!
A WHOPPING 35% of every ad sale goes to the student’s band account! So, not only are you supporting all of the West Essex High School Band Programs, but you’re saving up for the BIG TRIP to Disney coming up next school year!!
Don’t delay – Ads are due on September 29, 2017. Visit our 2017 TOB page for more information and to download order forms.
Marching Season Kick-Off Breakfast
All Marching Knights students, parents and siblings are invited to the annual Marching Season Kick-Off Breakfast, to be held Saturday September 16, 2017 at 9:00am at the home of Steven & Catherine Salvanto, 3 Phillips Lane, Roseland. Don’t miss an awesome breakfast, great company, and an opportunity to wish our kids well on their first competition later that day in Jefferson! Please visit our Breakfast Sign Up Genius site to see how you can help out.
SHOW YOUR 2017 MARCHING KNIGHTS SPIRIT!
‘Masquerade’ Sweatshirts are now available for purchase! There is no better way to show your support than by wearing your 2017 Marching Knights ‘Masquerade’ hooded sweatshirt! And it’s a perfect choice for those chilly Autumn evening football games!
Sweatshirt sizes range from small to 3X, and are $26 each (S-XL), extra charge for 2X and 3X.
All orders must be in by Friday September 8, 2017.
Click Here for Ordering Information