TUESDAY JANUARY 22, 2019 FROM 4 TO 8PM ONLY!
Enjoy Dinner at Chipotle in West Caldwell, and support the West Essex High School Band Programs!
On Tuesday January 22, 2019 between 4pm and 8pm, dine at Chipotle at 749 Bloomfield Avenue in West Caldwell, and Chipotle will donate 33% of the proceeds to the West Essex Band Boosters!
Click here to download and print the flyer, show it on your smart phone, or simply tell them you are supporting the Band, and you’ll help us help the students of the West Essex High School Band Programs!
Hey, you have to eat! You might as well make it count!
Tell your family and friends, and make the most out of this fantastic WEBB Fundraiser!!
Five West Essex Students Place in North Jersey Region Band!
The West Essex Band Boosters congratulate the following five West Essex High School musicians for successfully auditioning for the North Jersey Region Band ensembles earlier this month! As with Area Band announced earlier, West Essex has made a great showing in this year’s Region Band Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band.
The West Essex Band Boosters congratulates all who auditioned for Region Band! We applaud your hard work and dedication.
- Sidan Ngo, Junior – 3rd Chair Mallets – Wind Ensemble
- Gabriel Ruszala, Sophomore – 4th Chair Trombone – Wind Ensemble
- TJ Viola, Junior – 2nd Chair French Horn – Wind Ensemble & Orchestra
- Warren King, Senior – 8th Chair Trombone – Symphonic Band
- Catherine Marino, Senior – 2nd Chair Alto Saxophone – Symphonic Band
The Region Band Concert will be held on Sunday January 27, 2019, 3:00pm at Parsippany Hills High School. Come on out and support our students! For more information on North Jersey Region Band, click on the logo above.
Seven West Essex Students Successfully Audition for North Jersey Area Band!
The West Essex Band Boosters congratulate the following seven West Essex High School musicians for successfully auditioning for the North Jersey Area Band ensembles earlier this month! West Essex has made a great showing in this year’s Area Band, with 5 placements in the Wind Ensemble and 2 in the Symphonic Band.
- Catherine Marino, Senior – Tenor Sax – 1st Chair Wind Ensemble
- Warren King, Senior – Trombone – 1st Chair Symphonic Band
- TJ Viola, Junior – French Horn – 2nd Chair Wind Ensemble
- Sidan Ngo, Junior – Mallets – 3rd Chair Wind Ensemble
- Ahren Alberto, Junior – French Horn – 4th Chair Symphonic Band
- Jimmy Alamia, Sophomore – Principal Timpani – Wind Ensemble
- Gabe Ruszala, Sophomore – Trombone – 2nd Chair Wind Ensemble
And congratulations to all those who auditioned. Auditioning for a seat in these ensembles is no small feat and requires months of practice and preparation, as well as determination and drive. We applaud your efforts!
The Area Band Concert will be held on Saturday January 12, 2019, 6:00pm at Mount Olive High School. Come on out and support our students! For more information on North Jersey Area Band, click on the logo above.
Fall Concert to be Held on November 29, 2018
The West Essex High School Band Fall Concert will be held on Thursday November 29, 2018 at 7:00pm in the West Essex High School Auditorium. The Concert will feature the West Essex High School Concert Band and Symphonic Winds ensembles, under the direction of Conductor, Mr. Anthony Fabrizio. The public is invited to attend and enjoy an evening fine music, performed by highly talented High School musicians.
The concert is free of charge, and the audience is welcome to meet the student musicians immediately following the performance at a reception sponsored by the West Essex Band Boosters.
We hope to see you there!
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!
Click here to see more photos of this special evening!
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