The Curtain Closes on Masquerade’s Competitive Season with a Bittersweet Final Performance at Hershey
Despite the rain and a pre-dawn, 5:30am departure from West Essex, the Marching Knights provided a thrilling final competitive performance at the Atlantic Coast Championships for Group 2 Open at Hershey Stadium in Hershey Pennsylvania. With a score of 89.4, the Knights brought home a Bronze Award among a highly competitive class of Marching Bands from across the region, including states stretching from the New York Metro area to Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. Their performance brings to a close the 2017 Competition Season that was equally moving, exciting, inspiring and challenging. A huge congratulations to the Marching Knights, Mr. Fabrizio, and the entire Staff for a fantastic season!
Thank you to all of the Band Parents who made their way to Hershey – either by the “Hershey Express” or on their own – the West Essex crowd was loud and energizing!
And a special thank you to the Parents of the PIT CREW for once again showing what teamwork is all about!
Good Luck West Essex Marching Knights!
West Essex will take the field in Competition one last time this season on November 5 at the Tournament of Bands Atlantic Coast Championships at Hershey Park! The West Essex Band Boosters wish them the best of luck!! They are all Champions to us!!
A GREAT Performance by the Marching Knights AND the Band Boosters!
A HUGE thank you to all the Band Parents that worked so hard this weekend and in the months leading up to today to make this year’s Tournament of Bands Chapter X Championship a huge success! We cannot say enough to express our appreciation for all the effort put in by so many parents. Without your help, this event – without question – is just not possible. And, of course, a big CONGRATULATIONS to the West Essex Marching Knights, for an absolutely beautiful performance and a fantastic score of 90.95 at today’s event, placing third in Group 2 Open, an increase of 2.15 over last week’s performance at Governor Livingston! You make us so proud every time you take the field!
Visit our Photos & Videos page to watch the show.
Next up… Atlantic Coast Championships at Hershey Park on November 5, 2017!
And then, we move indoors for the Fall Band Concert on November 14, 2017
High School & Middle School Join Together for Pizza and Friday Night Football
It was a great night for the Middle School Band to join the West Essex Marching Knights for a Pizza Dinner, sponsored by the West Essex Band Boosters, and then play their hearts out in the stands as the West Essex Knights beat Ferris 42-0. More than 70 Middle School musicians came out on Friday October 20, playing along side the upperclassmen, and filling the stadium with amazing sound and energy. It was contagious! And what a show put on by the Marching Knights, only two days away from the Tournament of Bands Chapter X Championship right here at West Essex High School!
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.