Another School Year, Another Band Season: The New Providence High School Marching Band Enters into its 2019-2020 Season


Mia Fusillo            , staff writer

After one month of a mix of preseason practices, band camp, and after-school rehearsals, the New Providence High School Marching Band performed for the first time on Friday the 13th under the Harvest Moon.  The marching band’s 2019 program, The Light Prevails, encompasses the sights and sounds that represent both lightness and darkness.  The show includes famous music from composers, Beethoven, Eric Whitacre and Jeff Chambers to captivate a battle between the lightness and darkness, with light eventually prevailing in the end.

The NPHS Marching Band will take the field again on September 20th, on its home turf.  This will be the last home game until the month of October,  so come to the game and stay for halftime to support the band.

The band will compete for the first time on Saturday, September 28th at the Roxbury Classic Competition with the goal of performing the best that it can.  In addition to the competition, the annual Fall Preview will also take place.

Are you curious to see how each bit of the show represents the theme and how each aspect of the show comes together?  Well, the Fall Preview will demonstrate what each “chunk”, or specific segment of the show, represents, giving the audience a more comprehensive idea of how all of the parts of the show come together to create a larger narrative.

All 144 members of the New Providence High School Marching Band are taking this season head on with enthusiasm and with the goal of getting better.  Any support received from the community is greatly appreciated as the band thrives off of and cannot do what it does without the help of band parents, directors and staff and the greater community.