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Bethpage Band At Festival
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The Bethpage High School Marching Band, Kick Line, Flag and Banner Girls and Cheerleaders.
i The Twentieth Annual Newsday Marching
Band Festival, held in the Hofstra University Stadium,
was an exciting event lasting three days.
Forty-eight schools participated, with Bethpage
performing on Wednesday, October 20. Bethpage
was represented by our marching band, the
Golden Girls, cheerleaders, flag and banner girls,
the rifle corps and even our mascot, Gpldie the
Eagle. It was the third year Bethpage had
attended, this time under the direction of drum
major, David Bosi. Music Director for the school
is Mr. Fred Cohen.
The theme of this year's show was "Remember
When," consisting of three songs from the 1930-
1940 era. Much hard work and preparation was
put into the performance, and all who participated
felt satisfied and relieved with the successful
The Bethpage band, kickline and flag corps
total about 100 people and were still one of the
smaller groups that performed in the festival.
Most of the other bands there had over 100 people
in their shows and some schools had as many as
200 people. Despite their relatively small size, the
Bethpage group put on a terrific performance
which spectators greatly enjoyed. They proved
once again that they are "small but mighty" - A
group that Bethpage can be proud of.
Before the close of the festival, all of the bands
present for the Wednesday night presentation
combined to do one song entitled March America.
This was a good time to meet and speak with
people from other schools. Bethpage was congratulated
on their fine performance.
Director Fred Cohen tries
to keep his eye on everyone
Goldie the Eagle keeping