In 1963 the Newsday Marching Band Festival began with a one-day performance featuring 13 bands.
The Newsday Marching Band Festival acts as a fundraiser for each participating school band and also funds a donation to Newsday Charities.
Location: Mitchel Field Athletic Complex, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., across from the Cradle of Aviation Museum and the Long Island Children's Museum
Tickets: Your $10 ticket is available through any participating school. They will also be available for purchase at the gate each performance night, as well. Children 10 years old and younger are admitted for free. There is no assigned seating.
Start Time (all nights): 7 p.m.
2016 Event Dates: October 18th, 19th and 20th (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)
2016 Postponement (rain) dates: October 26 & 27th
Below is this year's order of performance:
Tuesday, Oct. 18: Longwood High School - opening ceremony
FREE Players, Division Ave, Amityville, Plainedge, Plainview-JFK High School, Lindenhurst,Elwood/John Glenn, Freeport, Massapequa, Harborfields, Longwood, Wantagh, West Babylon
Wednesday, Oct. 19: Three Village Patriot Marching Band - opening ceremony
Floral Park, New Hyde Park, 3 Village Patriot Marching Band, Bethpage, Elmont, H. Frank Carey, Valley Stream North, Island Trees, Sewanhaka,Valley Stream South, Hauppauge, North Babylon, Valley Stream Central, Commack
Thursday, Oct. 20: Northport High School - opening ceremony
Islip, Eastport South Manor, Kings Park, Oceanside, Seaford, Lynbrook, General Douglas MacArthur, Brentwood, Malverne, Rocky Point, Central Islip, Uniondale, Connetquot, Farmingdale, Northport