Marching Bands Rock Whitman

The Senior Ceremony of Flowers is always a highlight of the home show festivities.
The Senior Ceremony of Flowers is always a highlight of the home show festivities.
Schools Superintendent Dr. Dave Bennardo congratulates the Whitman Marching Band Drum Majors and Color Guard Captains.
Schools Superintendent Dr. Dave Bennardo congratulates the Whitman Marching Band Drum Majors and Color Guard Captains.
Overall winner Arlington High School gets congratulated by NY State Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci.
Overall winner Arlington High School gets congratulated by NY State Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci.
The Walt Whitman High School Wildcats performing their 2014 season show titled “Joy” under the direction of Dennis Pettas and Caitlin Cumatos, Band Co-Directors; and Allan Deitz, the Wildcats Marching Band Coordinator.
The Walt Whitman High School Wildcats performing their 2014 season show titled “Joy” under the direction of Dennis Pettas and Caitlin Cumatos, Band Co-Directors; and Allan Deitz, the Wildcats Marching Band Coordinator.

The Walt Whitman Marching Band hosted their annual Home Show on a beautiful late September evening. Eleven bands performed to a sell-out crowd with the band from Arlington High School, in LaGrangeville, NY taking home the top score of 86.85.

As hosts, the Whitman Marching Band is not an official competitor, but for many in the audience, their performance was second to none. 

Scoring for the evening was as follows:

Small School 3 Category: Garden City-66.35;

Small School 3 Category: Division Avenue-68.90;

Large School 3 Category: Suffern 62.60;

Large School 3 Category: Huntington 79.70;

Large School 3 Category: Whitman 74.40;

Large School 3 Category: Sachem 76.10;

Small School 2 Category: Malverne 75.95;

Small School 2 Category: Mineola 77.80;

Large School 2 Category: Kingston, NY  77.55.

National Category: Brentwood 82.30;

National Category: Arlington (NY) 86.85.

 

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Congratulations Walt Whitman Marching Band, and especially all of the parents and volunteers who put in countless hours, helping to ensure a fun and smoothly run event. 

The Band Parent Association Executive Board would also like to thank the chairpersons and all volunteers in the following committees:

Norman Shaiman/ Christine Eaches - Food

Show Announcer,- Jim Pelusp

Anthony Sansotta - Record breaking 50/50

Betty Hibler- Host Hostess

Jenn Cusumano- Admissions

Darren Sherland-  Food Ticket Sales

Sharon White- Raffle Baskets

Michele Reilly - Grand Prize Vacation

Show Logistics- Donna Dukes

Money Manager- Geraldine Clark

Show Tabulator- Robert Grey

Show Hospitality- Janet Lo

Journal Ad Sales - Caroline Butterfield 

A Big Thank you to: Alumni Parents, Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci, Dr. Bennardo- Superintendent of Schools, The South Huntington BOE, Stimson/ Whitman Administration, BOCES Culinary- Hospitality Students, Security, and the South Huntington Grounds & Facilities staff.

A special thanks to: Starbucks Coffee, Arlene Stone Cotton Candy, Juniors Pizza, White Post Farms, all the visiting and participating marching band.