Norwalk High School Marching Band captures New England States Championship

Norwalk Guard Captain and Drum Majors Celebrate their victory at the US Bands New England States Championships in New Britain on Saturday Night. Pictured, from left to right, are Bianca Randazzo, Soliel Londano, Ethan Smyth and Serena Jankovic. (Photo by Ed Abrams)

NORWALK, Conn. – This is a press release, presented in the format in which it was sent:

The Norwalk High School Marching Band brought home the first of their quest for three championships Saturday night, winning both the Connecticut State Championship and the New England States Championship at the US Bands New England States Championship competition held at Veterans Memorial Stadium in New Britain Connecticut.  Performing their 2017 field show, “Relics”, the Norwalk High School Marching Band bested schools from around the New England region, posting a score of 94.85 out of a possible 100.

The Norwalk High School Marching Band is made up of over 175 student musicians and color guard members from Norwalk High School.  The students have been rehearsing and performing since August, putting in over 20 hours a week perfecting their show.  “We are incredibly proud of our students and the work that they have put in” said Chris Rivera the Norwalk High School Band Director.  “We are proud to represent the City of Norwalk with our program and delighted to be able to claim the titles of Connecticut State Champion and New England States Champion to our tradition of excellence and winning” Rivera went on to state.

The ultimate goal for Norwalk is a victory at the prestigious US Bands National Championship, which will be held at Met Life Stadium in New Jersey on November 11.


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The Norwalk High School Marching Band performs their 2017 field show “Relics”. (Photo by Tina Brescia.)


Rick McQuaid October 29, 2017 at 6:48 pm

So proud to have been in the stands to see this incredible show performed by the Norwalk High School Marching Band.
Chris Rivera and his staff have done an amazing job putting a show together to make our city proud.
Parents and students take a bow for a job well done!
When there are cuts to be made programs such as this one and many others should not even be considered as the produce some of the finest students in the city.
Congrats again Norwalk High School Marching Bears, “Eyes with Pride”

Fred Wilms October 30, 2017 at 12:48 pm

We are so proud of all of you! The Marching Bears represents the very best of Norwalk.
It was a real pleasure to serve in MBI when my son Peter marched.
Good luck on November 11th. Eyes with Pride!!

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