Practice Makes Perfect

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In preparation for the New York City and Long Island Columbus Day parades, the marching bands of East Meadow and W.T. Clarke High Schools practiced their routines with the help of marching band clinicians.

Each school’s band and color guard set aside a full day at the end of September to improve their tone, accuracy, rhythm and marching technique. 

To perfect their routine, W.T. Clarke’s students received assistance from marching band and color guard instructor Meaghan Neary, school band teachers Steve Barbieri and Molly Tittler, and percussion teacher Steve Blutman.

The East Meadow High School students worked with Dr. Christopher Parks, director of athletic bands at Stony Brook University, as well as high school music chairperson Stephen Engle and music teachers Zachary Robason and Gregory Sisco. 

Dr. Parks also conducted leadership workshops that motivated and inspired the students to give their best in every performance.