Division Avenue Marching Band Starts Strong
The Division Avenue High School competitive marching band, under the direction of Michael Bastone kicked off their competitive season on Sept. 17 at the Brentwood Home Show with a second place award.
The band performed their show entitled "The Twilight Zone," which portrayed the story of two traveling musicians, Paul Giorlando and Isabel Jaime, who find their way to a hotel to spend the night. They soon find out that it is no ordinary hotel and that they have traveled to another dimension.
In addition, the band competed on Sept. 24 at Copiague's Tournament of Bands and received a score of 67.85, earning them the first place trophy in their class of SS2. The marching band is conducted by drum majors, Grace Derrick and Joseph Novello.
The students, staff and band parents are excited for the upcoming season and look forward to competing at the New York State Field Band Conference finals on Oct. 29 at the Carrier Dome at Syracuse University.