West Orange Middle School Students Join In District Band Night
WEST ORANGE, NJ - Band students at Edison, Liberty and Roosevelt Middle Schools had the opportunity to play alongside the West Orange Marching Mountaineers at District Band Night, held Sept. 23 in Suriano Stadium during the West Orange v. Columbia football game.
The annual event allows aspiring Marching Mountaineers to spend the evening with the band, playing in the stands and talking to marching band members about the program. They also meet the band teachers, including Lew Kelly, Erin Lagatic and Josh Zimmer. Students arrived at West Orange High School at 4:00 pm to enjoy a pizza party followed by practice for the evening.
"This is always a great event for middle school students and band members," said WOHS Booster Club member and former president Lisa Adelsohn. "After their experience at District Band Night, many of the students join the marching band when they come to the high school."
By the smiles on the faces of the middle school students and marching band members, the evening was a huge success.