The Northport High School marching band brought music back to the field this year with their annual band camp. The camp, which usually takes place at The State University of New York at Farmingdale, took place at Veterans Park this year due to the pandemic. Nonetheless, students were able to practice their routines and prepare for an exciting year ahead.
Led by Marching Band Director Lynn Cromeyn and members of the district music department, the camp lasted one week with a final performance at the end; a culmination of students’ hard work and dedication to their craft. On breaks, students had the opportunity to hang out in their very own “Olympic Village,” made of mini golf sets and various arcade games to build relationships between members. For lunch, students enjoyed meals from local restaurants and vendors, helping support the Northport-East Northport neighbors.
The students and staff showed that with some ingenuity and dedication, anything is possible to achieve. All of the members, from the percussionists to the Tigerettes and everyone in between, showed a passion and excitement for what’s to come this fall.
“A year ago today, I was probably on a Zoom call with the kids in my rank trying to teach them to march and now we have 200 kids on a field actually doing stuff again,” shared Band President Braden Ciszek. “It’s going to be cool to go out there and show that we didn’t really lose much last year as a program. We have a full show; we’re spelling out Tigers!” he added.
Photos courtesy of the Northport-East Northport Union Free School District