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Legendary NHS Marching Band

Ed Abrams

Ed Abrams

Jaquell Wilson, Reporter

Norwalk High School Marching band is legendary.

After Mr. Smith retired from Norwalk High School, “Mr.Rivera was Mr. Smith’s Best replacement” according to the Norwalk Hour. As legendary as the NHS Marching band is, the students put in a lot of time and hard work during the summer and the fall season.

In the summer, the marching band has a band camp where they practice on the field for two weeks straight from nine a.m. to eight p.m. for a total of fifty-five hours in those two weeks. When the season begins, the students put in twenty-two hours a week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.

With all that time comes great rewards from winning shows and competitions to going Flordia to walk in the Walt Disney Parade every other year. The band stays in Florida for four days and three nights. In Florida the band goes to Epcot, Universal Studios and Disney. In 2014 the NHS Marching Band won a fourteen foot trophy, earning 1st place in National Class at Metlife Stadium. The NHS Marching Band and their shows have been iconic, original and creative from each past year and they are renown across the country.

Currently NHS has been undefeated in towns such as Norwalk, Naugatuck, Stratford and hopefully more throughout the season.

This is what some students had to say about the 2017 fall season. “This fall season has been great so far. We have been winning and hope to keep it like that,” stated Jason beltran (’19).

NHS student, Kendon McClain (’18) said, “ The season is going well and we are doing well.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Director Mr. Rivera has been fulfilling his duties and setting the bar higher. Each marching season he continues to push his students harder and harder. Once one is in the marching band they become apart of the marching band family. A band who plays together stays together. As the band always says, “Eyes with pride!”

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