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In 1963 the Newsday Marching Band Festival began with a one-day performance featuring 13 bands.

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 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.

Contact: 631-843-2214

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Start Time (all nights): 7 p.m.

2016 Event Dates: October 18th, 19th and 20th (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)

Below is last year's (2015) order of performance:

Wednesday, Oct. 14: H. Frank Carey opening ceremony

Sewanhaka, Floral Park, H. Frank Carey, Oceanside, Three Village Patriot Marching Band, Elmont, New Hyde Park, Valley Stream North, North Babylon, Hauppauge, Wantagh, Valley Stream South, Valley Stream Central and Commack.


Thursday, Oct. 15: Farmingdale opening ceremony

Islip, Lindenhurst, Bethpage, Seaford, Kings Park, Island Trees, Eastport South Manor, Malverne, Lynbrook, Brentwood, Central Islip, Rocky Point, Connetquot, Farmingdale and Northport.

Monday, Oct. 19: Harborfields opening ceremony

FREE Players, Division Ave., Amityville, Plainedge, Harborfields, Plainview-Old Bethpage, Elwood/John Glenn, Longwood, Freeport, MacArthur, Long Beach, Massapequa, West Babylon and Uniondale.


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