No more short sleeve weather for
a while. March has come in like a Lion with cold breezes and a
hint of snow to follow.
The Band Members meet at the East
Orange McDonald's where the bus will arrive at 5:00 PM to take
them to Newark.
Mr. Goode and Ms Saez have
brought the large instruments by car, and the smaller instruments
were carried by their owners. As you can see, some Band members
arrived at the meeting place by skateboard, while others walked.
As soon as the instruments have
been loaded on the bus, and the Band members embark, it will take
off for Newark.
King Solomon, who plays alto
saxophone, got a surprise when a brand new alto saxophone was
hand delivered to him from an anonymous donor who heard him
trying his best to play on a broken saxophone a few days ago.
Tonight he will be able to hit every note! The Band is still in
need of instruments - contact Mr.
Goode to find out which instruments are
needed and how you can help supply them.
Photos from this point are by Mr. Goode
As soon as they arrive, the Band
forms up inside Fleisher Stadium and start to tune their
Afterwards, they receive their
NJIT T-Shirts to wear over their EOUMB shirts, and are served
pizza by their NJIT sponsors.
This is the view the Band will
get during theb game. Right now they are watching the team warm
up as they finish their pizzas. Being part of this event is very
exciting even for those who have been here before.
The Band makes an entrance to
take their places before the doors open to the public.
A quick pose of the Band Leaders
with the Highlander Mascot. Foreground - L-R: Ms Jacqueline Saez,
Mascot, Mr. Goode, Background L-R: Adam Engers, and Rosenda
Tomlinson, co-drum majors.
At 7:30 PM, the game begins. From
now on we will continue to post photos as they are sent to us by
e-mail from Mr. Goode. You can watch the game on ESPN3 TV.
Tomorrow we may have some video recordings of the Band playing at
During the first time-out, the
Band takes to the floor and plays one of their practiced pieces.
Same time-out - different view.
Thanks to Band Parent Mary Drake for recording this:
Mr. Goode reports there was no
half-time show, and at 8:30, the second half of the game began.
Band Parent Ms Mary Drake recorded the videos.
Report from Mr. Goode: "The
True Story is that the kids are at a real NJIT basketball game.
Although they are acting as professional adult musicians, they
are still kids at heart, enjoying a game with friends.These are
Memories that will outlast most of us."
Final Score of Game: NJIT Lost
to Stetson, 67 - 82
Final Score of Band: Everyone Benefited from the Experience: