Competition Ready!

Join us for the Battle of the Marching Bands on Whitman’s home turf October 6th at 6pm.
Join us for the Battle of the Marching Bands on Whitman’s home turf October 6th at 6pm.
The Championship Color-Guard is tuned-up and ready for their new uniforms and props.
The Championship Color-Guard is tuned-up and ready for their new uniforms and props.
Junior Mellophone player Josh Muellers has been in the Marching Band since the 8th Grade and looks forward to the new and challenging repertoire.
Junior Mellophone player Josh Muellers has been in the Marching Band since the 8th Grade and looks forward to the new and challenging repertoire.
As we see here at their recent Summer Band Camp BBQ, our Band Parents are always busy with a variety of endeavors that go great lengths to help out the band.
As we see here at their recent Summer Band Camp BBQ, our Band Parents are always busy with a variety of endeavors that go great lengths to help out the band.
Thank you to the U.S. Army who sponsored the Summer Band Camp Showcase and Barbecue. Army recruiters are flanked left to right: BOE Vice President Ms. Laura Carey, Town of Huntington Supervisor Chad Lupinacci, and South Huntington Special Projects Director Lee Nober.
Thank you to the U.S. Army who sponsored the Summer Band Camp Showcase and Barbecue. Army recruiters are flanked left to right: BOE Vice President Ms. Laura Carey, Town of Huntington Supervisor Chad Lupinacci, and South Huntington Special Projects Director Lee Nober.

The Walt Whitman Marching Band is taking off in a new direction this year with the production of ‘Mirror Mirror’, a marching band performance different from any other that we’ve seen in the past from this talented group. The production works from the theme of the evil queen from Snow White while the title of the show itself personifies the mirror in a way that exemplifies the marching band’s new theatrical direction.

In this show, co-directors Dennis Pettas and Caitlin Coumatos really want to highlight the skills of the band’s color guard and percussion, both of which have won championships in the past two years for the indoor program. The show works to highlight these areas while being able to express themselves musically and be visually riveting. The community will be sure to notice new props, uniforms, and voice-overs that will help tell the story of this production while showcasing the band’s new direction as they take on musical and theatrical elements different than before.

The Walt Whitman Marching Band’s first competition this year will be on September 15th in Edison, New Jersey, whereas the community will be able to see them perform at The Battle of the Marching Bands on Whitman’s home turf October 6th at 6 pm. The band will also be doing a special performance at Whitman’s homecoming on October 20th set to take place after the game, where they will be debuting their new uniforms that add to the theatrical element of this new and exciting production.

The show is both musically and physically demanding for the students and the band as a whole is excited to share their hard work over the past months. Dennis and Caitlin would like to thank the students for all of their hard work during band camp, the administration for supporting the program, security staff for the help around the buildings and the parents for supporting the vision they have for the program this year. 

 

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