Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Accolades for Marching Band Performance

Accolades continue to come in for Owen J. Roberts Marching Band's performance at the "Parade of Shoes" for Miss America this past weekend in Atlantic City. Read what one New Jersey resident wrote to High School Principal Richard Marchini:

"The Miss America Parade was a wonderful event for us, but your high school band was the high point of the parade. The parade stalled in front of us for 20 minutes and your students were both patient and entertaining. At first the students with the banner were in front of us and behind the Margaritaville float. They remained in place, but began to sway and dance to the music coming from the float. Next the band moved and was directly in front of us. A group of men began shouting, "Play Louie, Louie." The band members smiled but remained at attention. After 10 minutes the band director heard the shouts. He said to the band, "We have to give our audience what they want." He had the band turn to face us and the students played the best rendition of Louie, Louie we have ever heard.

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