Boosters Partner with Connecticut Sun

Connecticut Sun LogoThe Wildcat Band Boosters have partnered with the Connecticut Sun to offer discount tickets for 2013 regular season home games, including the WNBA All-Star Game, which is scheduled for July 27th at 3:30 p.m.  You can purchase discounted tickets for $20 each.  These tickets normally sell for $24, and the Boosters receive $4 for every ticket sold.  You save $4 and the Boosters make $4–a win-win situation.  Click here to see the 2013 Connecticut Sun Schedule.

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Macy’s Shop for a Cause Promotion

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The Wildcat Marching Band and Band Boosters are participating in the Macy’s Shop for a Cause promotion again this year. Since 2006, Macy’s has partnered with non-profit organizations nationwide to raise more than $45 million.  This year’s event will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at Macy’s stores across the country. Continue reading

Wildcats Help Welcome Home USS Alexandria

USS Alexandria HomecomingThe NFA Wildcat Marching Band helped welcome home the USS Alexandria on April 2nd.  The band has a special bond with the Alexandria as the ship’s Executive Officer, Lieutenant Commander Neil Steinhagen, is the father of two Wildcat Band Members, Tanner and Sierra.  While submarine homecomings are always special events, the presence of the Wildcat Marching Band made this one unique.  Well done to all who helped make this special day even better.

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2013 WMB Leaders Announced

Drum Major for the Marine Corps BandWildcat Marching Band student leaders for 2013 were recently announced by Mrs. Motola, NFA’s instrumental music director.  They are:  Drum Majors: Olivia Lattimore and Jason Egbert; Band Captain: Emma Lotreck; Color Guard Captains: Elisabeth Winchester and Quinn Sinay; Woodwind Section Leaders: Jessica Marion and Logan Tracy; Brass Section Leaders: Melissa Weglein and Tanner Steinhagen; and Percussion Section Leaders: Gabe Slane and Sean Saunders.  Congratulations to all the new student leaders.


Winter Concert this Tuesday

Several ensembles representing the Norwich Free Academy instrumental music program will perform in concert this Tuesday, December 11th.  The concert starts at 7:00 p.m. and will feature performances from the concert band, orchestra and marching band.  Guests are invited to join the band for a reception immediately following the concert.  The concert is being held at Kelly Middle School, which is located at 25 Mahan Drive in Norwich.

The Wildcat Band Boosters will be holding a silent auction at the concert.  The top prize is a gift package from Mohegan Sun Casino, which includes an overnight stay and a $100 gift certificate for Bobby Flay’s Bar American.  Bids will be collected until intermission, and the winner will be announced at the post-concert reception.  In addition, the Boosters will be auctioning props from the 2012 field show.

WMB Supports Football Team at CIAC State Finals

WMB performing at Rentschler FieldMembers of the Norwich Free Academy Wildcat Marching Band, joined by parents, NFA staff and WMB alumni, traveled to Rentschler field on Friday, December 7th, to support the Wildcat Football team as they competed for the CIAC Class LL State Championship.  The band performed several popular songs in a pep band format.  The band’s spirit was not dampened by the drizzling rain that fell most of the night.

The Wildcat Band Boosters congratulate the NFA Football team on their outstanding season.  Although Xavier prevailed in the championship game, the Wildcats had a great season, and should feel proud of all they accomplished.