CONGRATULATIONS MARCHING KNIGHTS ON A MEMORABLE SEASON!

Knights Score 90.35; Place Second in Group 2 Open at Chapter Championships!

Congratulations to Mr. Fabrizio, the Staff, and the Marching Knights on your final competition of the 2019 season!  The pouring rain did not deter; your performance at the Chapter Championships was incredible and we could not be more proud of you all!

One photo says it all. Horns and umbrellas up as the Marching Knights perform at Chapters

One photo says it all. Horns and umbrellas up as the Marching Knights perform at Chapters

“Thank You” just doesn’t seem enough to express our appreciation for all the parents who braved the weather on Sunday to produce one of the more memorable Tournament of Bands Chapter X Championship Competitions in recent history.

Mother Nature may have had other plans, but from set up to clean up, despite hours of non-stop rain, the West Essex Band Boosters rose to the occasion as only Band Parents can, and delivered a flawless competition!  Thank you to all our chairpeople and volunteers!

A very special thank you to Cathy Stampone and Cathy Salvanto for chairing this year’s event, and for the countless hours of planning you invested for many, many months!

 

KNIGHTS TAKE FIRST PLACE AT HANOVER PARK

West Essex Scores High, Wins First Place in Group 2 Open

The West Essex Marching Knights once again put on an outstanding performance, this time at the Hanover Park Tournament of Bands Competition on Saturday October 12.  The Knights scored 89.2, winning first place in their division (Group 2 Open), and achieving the second highest overall score in the Competition.

Marching Knights under the lights at Hanover Park Competition

Marching Knights under the lights at Hanover Park Competition

The late field time (9:00pm) did not deter the group, as the energy and momentum of last week’s performance at MetLife Stadium for the US Bands Yamaha Cup Championships, and a terrific show at Friday Night Football, carried them forward. Congratulations to the students, Mr. Fabrizio and the entire staff!  Click here then scroll down for some photos.

It’s only one week until the Tournament of Bands Chapter X Championships hosted by West Essex – the final Competition of the season.  We can’t wait!  Best of Luck Knights!

BAND KNIGHT & FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

The Annual Tradition of Friday Night Football and Pizza Dinner for Middle & High School Band Continues!

Almost 100 Middle School musicians joined the Marching Knights for a Pizza Dinner sponsored by the West Essex Band Boosters and Friday Night Football on Friday October 11.  The Middle Schoolers played alongside the upperclassman and got plenty of play time as the Football Knights readily beat Nutley.  Click here then scroll down for some more pictures of this exciting annual West Essex Band tradition.

Mr. Fabrizio and Mr. Fitzke look on as current and future Marching Knights play from the stands

Mr. Fabrizio and Mr. Fitzke look on as current and future Marching Knights play from the stands

 

WEST ESSEX BAND ALUMNI RAISE FUNDS FOR COMPETITION

Former Marching Knights Rally to Support the TOB Chapter Championships

More than 20 West Essex Marching Knights alumni, led by 1988 graduate and former Drum Major John Kosko, donated funds for the upcoming Tournament of Bands Chapter X Championships to be held at West Essex on October 20.

Left to Right: Secretary JOanne Marino, President Anthony Fermo, VP Cathy Stampone, Class of 1988 Alumni John Kosko, Mr. Fabrizio, Mrs. Swanick

Left to Right: WEBB Secretary Joanne Marino, President Anthony Fermo, VP Cathy Stampone, Class of 1988 Alumnus John Kosko, Mr. Fabrizio, Mrs. Swanick

The monies donated will fund the entire trophy and awards table for the event.  Mr. Kosko spearheaded the campaign via social media after learning about the West Essex Band Boosters’ efforts to organize and fund the Competition.

Contributions came in from as far away as Minnesota and Arizona, he noted to Mr. Fabrizio, Mrs. Swanick and the WEBB membership during their meeting on Monday October 7.

WEBB expresses its sincere appreciation to Mr. Kosko and all the alumni who donated!   Click here for more information about the Competition. We hope to see you there!

KNIGHTS TAKE TOP HONORS AT METLIFE STADIUM

Marching Knights Score 81.3, Bring Home First Place and Caption Awards!

The West Essex Marching Knights topped the field of Group 1 and 2 ensembles at the 2019 USBands Yamaha Cup Northeast Championships, taking first place and all caption awards with a class-leading score of 81.3.

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Drum Major Nicholas Stampone salutes, as West Essex takes the field in competition

Cold early morning temperatures were no match for the excitement of performing on such an iconic field. The Knights’ performance at MetLife Stadium was an impressive display of music, drill and visuals, resulting in one of their best shows yet.

A special thanks to the pit crew and all the parents who attended to support the Marching Knights!  Click here then scroll down for more photos.

WEST ESSEX WINS ‘GROUP A’ AT ROXBURY COMPETITION

Knights Bring Home First Place and Best Music

Congratulations to the Marching Knights, Mr. Fabrizio and the staff for their first place win, Group A, at the 2019 Roxbury Marching Band Classic (an Independent circuit) on Saturday October 28. The Knights scored 73.1, 5.2 points higher than the next closest ensemble.  “Tales From the East, The Music of Scheherazade”, continues to please, as the Knights also brought home the Best Music caption award for their group. Click here then scroll down for more pictures.

Best Music Award, Group A, presented to West Essex by students of the Lincoln Roosevelt School, Roxbury

Best Music Award, Group A, presented to West Essex by students of the Lincoln Roosevelt School, Roxbury

A special thank you to all the parents who are helped out with Pit Crew!  This year’s show includes many props and visuals, requiring several hands to set up and take down within the allotted time. Great teamwork!

MARCHING KNIGHTS SCORE 78.0 AT NORTHERN HIGHLANDS COMPETITION

Knights Place Second in Division (TOB Group 2 Open)

The Marching Knights gave a strong performance, receiving a score of 78.0 at the Northern Highlands High School TOB Competition in Allendale.  The show – the first with full props and visuals on the field – was an impressive sight, as the backdrops and front scrims visually filled out the Band’s performance of “Tales from the East – The Music of Scheherazade”.

Marching Knights brass section at Northern Highlands

Marching Knights brass section at Northern Highlands

Click here then scroll down for some photos of the show.  A special shout-out to the Pit Crew for a great job moving equipment and props!  Next up…Roxbury!

WEST ESSEX BAND ONLINE STORE NOW OPEN!

Get Your Band Gear for Fall – Great New Styles!

Show your West Essex Band Pride! Visit the Online Store and discover great new items and styles for Fall.  The Store will only be taking orders from September 19 to October 4, so don’t delay!  All orders will be shipped to the school, and a pick up date/time will be announced.

The Holidays are coming soon…Band Gear makes a great gift idea for your family and friends! Click here to access the store.

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