The Norwich Free Academy Wildcat Marching Band won the Class III Open Connecticut State Championship at the USBands New England State Championship on October 26, 2013. The event was held at JFK Stadium in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The Wildcats posted a score 86.7 and placed third among all Class III Open Bands in New England.
The Road to the Championship. The Wildcats’ season started in July with the Midsummer Night’s Rehearsal and continued in August with band camp and band retreat at Camp Aldersgate in Rhode Island. The band participated in five shows, including the NFA home show, the Fall Classic, which was held on October 5, 2013. The Wildcat’s 2013 field show is titled Ka: Battlefield and features music and choreography inspired by the Cirque du Soleil show, Ka.
The Journey Continues: The Road to Nationals. While the New England State Championship is a major milestone in the Wildcat’s 2013 season, it will not be the end of the journey. The band will travel to MetLife Stadium at the Meadowlands in New Jersey on November 9th to participate in the USBands Class III Open National Championship. The Wildcats will also perform at home football games through the end of the season, including the Thanksgiving Day game versus New London.