On Saturday October 18th, the Chelmsford High School Marching Band traveled to Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA to participate in the 30th annual UMass Band Day festivities. At this annual event, high school marching bands from all around New England and beyond receive a hands-on, realistic college band experience for a day. This was the largest UMass Band Day yet, with 78 visiting bands, featuring over 3,500 students performing on the field at halftime!
Upon arrival at Gillette, the Chelmsford students began working with seventy-seven other high school bands and the UMass Minuteman Marching Band for a morning rehearsal, during which time all of the students learned the field logistics for the halftime show. This year's musical selections included music from Disney's Pixar movies "Up" and "Toy Story." At the conclusion of the UMass football game, many of the visiting bands stayed to watch the UMMB's "5th quarter" post game performance, which included Chick Corea's "Spain", a medley of Earth, Wind & Fire tunes, and Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody."
Chelmsford High School Marching Band director Matt Sexauer and Color Guard coach Roz Bonnar are both former members of the UMass Minuteman Marching Band.
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America’s latest jazz star, Frank Cilantro (Jake Wetmore) will be providing the music of the evening, with the help of Connie Chances (Caroline Flynn) making her debut in lounge singing. The night is sure to hold excitement and drama for all, considering Dominic has bravely decided to invite his arch rival, Louie Carbonarra (Arun Venugopal) to the event. Who knows what could happen when these two clash in the company of several other angry and aggravated characters?
Other cast members include Timmy Chase, Ryan Carey, Hannah Riffe, Sabrina Lambros, Kamran Sobhian, Eleanor Langthorne, Emma Lovas, Ally Belair, Allie Barrett, Tristan Heck, Amanda Lococo, Katelyn O’Donnell, Jenny Mitchell, and Alina Hernandez.
Tension is in the air, so be sure to buy a ticket and get in on the action! Tickets must be purchased before opening night from cast members or by contacting Mrs. Cochran, $10 for students and $15 for adults. Along with VIP seating for the event, your ticket will pay for pizza, dessert, and beverages!
So find your way to a ticket and then head over to the brand new Black Box Theatre at Chelmsford High School for a night full of surprises! Shows will be taking place on October 23rd at 7:00pm and October 24th at 6:30 p.m. We hope to see you there!
If you have any questions or require further information, please contact Mrs. Lauren Cochran at Chelmsford High School (email@example.com).
6:30 PM "All in La Familia"
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Haunt for a Cure - Sponsored by the CHS National Honor Society
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Halloween Dance for Seniors
7:00 PM PTO Meeting
8:00 AM SAT