Macy's Backstage Grand Opening
Essex Green, West Orange, NJ
Photos by Frederick Goode
11/21/15 - 8:53 AM
At the invitation of Alicia Scott
and Sally Campbell of Macy's Backstage, the EOUMB Show Band Ensemble, with supporting Band
Parents and Alumni, gather in the parking lot outside the store
in the Essex Green Mall at 495 Prospect Avenue in West Orange, NJ
on a glorious Autumn Saturday morning to help them celebrate the
After a quick stretching exercise
and a bit of tuning and warming up of the cold instruments, the
Show Band Ensemble gets ready to march.
Right on schedule, at 9:14 AM the
Show Band Ensemble marches in to begin playing music and
attracting a crowd of shoppers to the new store.
The ribbon was cut and the
store was officially open for business!
The Band played briefly inside the store, then it was time for
Macy's Backstage was giving out
$10 Gift Cards to the first 100 customers, and since there
weren't quite 100 customers this early, our Band members were
declared customers, so each got a card and spent some time
Writing letters to Santa.
"They get to play and I get to hold all the bags!"
The event was broadcast that
night on Fox News (Channel 5 in our local area), but their story
was all about the retail business and how Macy's Backstage fits
into it, with just some background shots of the Band playing (and
shopping). You can watch it HERE.