Board of Ed Honors Marching Band

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In their first appearance in the New York City Columbus Day Parade the Glen Cove High School Marching Band was awarded 4th place in the Marching Band competition out of 15 participating bands. The Glen Cove Board of Education honored the group and its director Nick Carbuto by presenting him and section leaders with a certificate of commendation.

Under Mr. Carbuto’s direction, 95 Glen Cove High School students marched along Fifth Avenue on Columbus Day, impressing the judges and fans that lined the streets of Manhattan. The group is comprised of 35 brass players, 15 percussionists, 45 woodwinds, 18 members of the GCHS kickline and 17 varsity cheerleaders.  Overall the band received the 2nd highest General Effect score (presentation of the American/State flags, kickline/cheerleader routines, showmanship, posture). They also achieved the 3rd highest music score of all the bands. Mr. Carbuto shares the award with kickline coach Stephanie Spy cheerleading coach Amy Serr.

Parade judges’ comments included “Your training was evident,” “lots of emotion, showmanship and communication of pride,” and “Excellent interpretation, technique and balance/blend.”