2014 Newsday Marching Band Festival information

Newsday Marching Band Festival

Newsday Marching Band Festival

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The Newsday Marching Band Festival is now in its 52nd year!

See photos and videos from this year and previous years' events here.

In 1963 the Newsday Marching Band Festival began with a one-day performance featuring 13 bands. Since then, the grounds of Hofstra University have pulsated, each year, with cheers and music from this annual event.

Featuring bands from across Nassau and Suffolk each night always promises to thrill, entertain and delight families and friends.

The Newsday Marching Band Festival acts as a fundraiser for each participating school band and also funds the Newsday Marching Band Festival Scholarship program that assists Hofstra music students in their studies.

Tickets: Advanced sale tickets are $8 and available through any participating school. Tickets are also available at the gate each night of the Festival for $10. Children 10 years old and younger are admitted for free. There is no assigned seating.

Contact: 631-843-2214

Start Time (all nights): 7pm

Event Dates:

October 14, 15 and 16th (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings)

In the event of a postponement the following Monday through Wednesday nights (October 20, 21 and 22nd) are the reschedule dates

See below for the 2013 order of performance

Order Tuesday, October 15 Wednesday, October 16 Thursday, October 17
1 FREE Players Hicksville Islip
2 Division Ave Floral Park Island Trees
3 Amityville Three Village Patriot Marching Band Bethpage
4 Harborfields Oceanside Kings Park
5 Lawrence Valley Stream North Seaford
6 Plainedge H. Frank Carey Lynbrook
7 Plainview Elmont Malverne
8 MacArthur New Hyde Pk Hauppauge
9 Longwood Valley Stream South Long Beach
10 Wantagh North Babylon Eastport South Manor
11 Freeport Sewanhaka Rocky Point
12 Ellwood/John Glenn Massapequa Central Islip
13 Brentwood Mineola Uniondale HS
14 West Babylon Valley Stream Central Farmingdale
15   Commack Northport
16   Connetquot  

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