An ensemble from the Wildcat Marching Band performed today at Macy’s in the Crystal Mall in Waterford in support of Macy’s annual “Shop for a Cause” fundraising event. The ensemble delighted shoppers as they performed throughout the store.
Macy’s Shop for a Cause provides non-profit organizations, like the Wildcat Band Boosters, to raise funds for their groups. WMB students sold passes that allowed purchasers to save 25% off virtually everything in the store.
The 2013 Marching Band seasons swings into full gear tomorrow–Monday, August 12th–as students assemble for the first day of band camp. Camp runs from 12 to 8 p.m. every day this week, except for Wednesday, when camp will end at 6 p.m. to accommodate the mandatory meeting for all parents and students. Pre-season activities continue on August 18-21, when students will travel to retreat at Camp Aldersgate in Rhode Island. In addition, there will be a Booster meeting on Thursday, August 15th at at 7 p.m.
This year’s field show is inspired by music from the Cirque du Soleil show Ka, an epically inspiring adventure.
The 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.
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.