The Norwich Free Academy Wildcat Marching Band will open the 2013 competitive season on Saturday, September 21st at the Robert E. Fitch High School in Groton, Connecticut. The Fitch show, Sounds by the Sea, starts at 5:00 p.m. with NFA performing at 6:15 p.m. The day begins with the NFA Football Game, and NFA will be performing at half time before departing for Fitch.
On Saturday, October 20, the NFA Wildcat Marching Band achieved a kind of marching band trifecta, performing three times over the course of over eight hours. The day began at the “Sounds by the Sea,” hosted by Fitch High School in Groton, Connecticut. The Wildcat Marching Band posted a score of 75.05 in USBands Class III Open competition. To view complete results, please visit the USBands web site. Immediately after their performance, the band departed for NFA, arriving back on campus just in time to perform at half time of the NFA Homecoming football game against Stamford. The band enjoyed an exceptionally warm reception from the Homecoming crowd, especially the large number of marching band alumni who were on hand.
After the Homecoming game. the band departed for Rockville High School. The band posted a score of 81.5, placing second behind Cheshire High School. The band finally returned to NFA at around midnight, putting the cap on a long, but productive, day. During the day’s three performances, the band revealed new visual effects, including new props inspired by minimalist art work.
The band’s next stop will be Southington High School on October 28.