MacArthur High School Marching Band's Marching Madness 2017
On August 24, 25, 28 and 29, the MacArthur High School Marching Band, under the direction of Joseph Romano, held its annual summer Marching Madness program.
Students participated in four 7-hour long rehearsals, learning choreography, marching maneuvers and music that will be performed in this year's half-time show production entitled, "A Tribute to New York City."
The show features a variety of selections including a medley of the theme music to New York's baseball teams, the Mets and the Yankees, and an arrangement of the official state song, "New York, New York."
On the last day of the program, students participated in the 23rd annual MacArthur High School Marching Band "Drill Down" competition. Students competed against one another in challenges that demonstrated their skills in marching technique. The winner of this year's competition was sophomore, Krystal Aguinaga.
The success of the program was due in large part to the exceptional leadership shown by the MacArthur Marching Band's Drum Majors and Captains. Emily Cammarata, Erin Cassano and Grace Derrick are the band's Drum Majors. Kimberly Mestizo, Brianna Moss and Benjamin Rosen are Associate Drum Majors. The Color Guard is led by Captains Kaylee Boerner, Courtney Hakim and Antonia Iovine.
The MacArthur Marching Band's first half time show performances of the season will take place at MacArthur High School's Homecoming parade and football game on Saturday, September 16.