Alumni of the Newcomerstown High School Band or former majorettes and flag members are being invited to take part in a special pre-show as part of the Newcomerstown High School Band Show scheduled for 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15
The Alumni Band will join current band members in playing both the Newcomerstown Fight Song and the Alma Mater. At 7 p.m., the Newcomerstown High School Band will do its normal "bomb" down the field and drill to the "N," a relatively new tradition for the band.
At this point, all alumni band members will be invited on the field, where Mrs. Robin Kelley-Masloski will be conducting current and alumni band members.
There will be three rehearsals for all alumni who are interested, with the rehearsals being alongside the current band:
Monday, Sept. 10 — 4-5 p.m., mainly music
Wednesday, Sept.12 — 4-5 p.m., music on the field
Thursday, Sept. 13 — 7-8 p.m., finalizing on the field
Saturday, Sept. 15 — Band Show, meet at 6 p.m.
Organizers said there are only a few school horns that are available for alumni to borrow. Even if an alumnus does not have an instrument and Director Joel Hillwig can't get one, he said he would still love for participants to come and sing the Fight Song and Alma Mater with accompaniment from the band.