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Newtown Marching Band Set for Spooky Show

(Published Friday, Oct. 17, 2014)

The Newtown Marching Nighthawks are taking their performance to a new level.

The theme is spiders, and it’s dark, dramatic and full of excitement. They high school marching band will be performing the piece at the Grasso Festival this weekend, its home show event.

“We go from competition to competition, and this week, we are the host so the bands from all over the area are coming here,” explained Newtown senior Richie Sadelon.

“Should be emotional but it should be a pretty fun night,” said Caitlin Jones, also a senior.

Band director Kurt Eckhardt said this group has what it takes to win big this year.

“This is a very special group of kids. They work so hard,” he said.

The band is also gearing up for the national competition Metlife Stadium in New York City in November.