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A performer on the field during the 2002 Newsday Marching Band Festival.

Newsday Marching Band Festival through the years

The Newsday Marching Band Festival is celebrating its 50th year in 2012. Look back at photos from past Festivals through the years.

If you participated in the Newsday Marching Band Festival and have photos or stories, you can share them by clicking here.

Information on the 2012 Newsday Marching Band Festival

1977 Newsday Marching Band Festival

The Brentwood Green Machine Marching Band - 1977

reader photosYesFanThe Brentwood Green Machine Marching Band - 1977

Frank Rizzo in 1977

Frank Rizzo in 1977 - performer and future

reader photosYesFanFrank Rizzo in 1977 - performer and future band director

Valley Stream North High Schools Trophy

Valley Stream North High Schools Newsday Marching Band

reader photosYesFanValley Stream North High Schools Newsday Marching Band Festival Trophy from 1964

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In the year 2000, Division Avenue High School wowe

Division Avenue High School's Marching Band at the

reader photosYesFanDivision Avenue High School's Marching Band at the Newsday Marching Band Festival in the year 2000

24th Newsday Marching Band Festival program ad

The 1986 ad for my participation at the

reader photosClara SugarThe 1986 ad for my participation at the Newsday Marching Band Festival.

Susan Schneider in a classic marching band uniform

Susan Schneider, who was a student in the

reader photosYesFanSusan Schneider, who was a student in the 1960's, sends in this classic photo of herself. Susan went on to teach band for many years with the Seaford High School marching band and also was an active member of the steering committee with the Newsday Marching Band Festival

The crew from the 1998 Marching Band Festival.
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The crew from the 1998 Marching Band Festival. From left, Bill Waldron, John Fuerst, Lou Maffetone, Neil Brogan, Larry Happes and one unidentified individual.

High school band members perform at the 2000
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High school band members perform at the 2000 Newsday Marching Band Festival.

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Farmingdale's kickline squad at the 2000 Newsday Marching
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Farmingdale's kickline squad at the 2000 Newsday Marching Band Festival.

Bethpage performs at the 2000 Marching Band Festival.
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Bethpage performs at the 2000 Marching Band Festival.

Kickline performers at the 2000 Newsday Marching Band
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Kickline performers at the 2000 Newsday Marching Band Festival.

The Bay Shore marching band at the 2000
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The Bay Shore marching band at the 2000 Marching Band Festival.

Walt Whitman's band director at the 2001 Newsday
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Walt Whitman's band director at the 2001 Newsday Marching Band Festival.

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Two members of Malverne's percussion section at the
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Two members of Malverne's percussion section at the 2001 Newsday Marching Band Festival.

The Division Avenue band performs at the 2001
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The Division Avenue band performs at the 2001 Newsday Marching Band Festival.

Valley Stream North's brass section at the 2001
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Valley Stream North's brass section at the 2001 Newsday Marching Band Festival.

The welcome display on the jumbotron prior to
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The welcome display on the jumbotron prior to the 2002 Newsday Marching Band Festival.

Band members prepare to perform at the 2002
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Band members prepare to perform at the 2002 Newsday Marching Band Festival.

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Fans show their support for the bands performing
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Fans show their support for the bands performing at the 2002 Newsday Marching Band Festival.

The jumbotron announces North Babylon high school at
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The jumbotron announces North Babylon high school at the 2002 Newsday Marching Band Festival.

A kickline team performs at the 2002 Newsday
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A kickline team performs at the 2002 Newsday Marching Band Festival.

A performer on the field during the 2002
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A performer on the field during the 2002 Newsday Marching Band Festival.

The Farmingdale High School marching band performs at
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The Farmingdale High School marching band performs at the 2009 Newsday Marching Band Festival at Hofstra University on October 22, 2009.

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The Bay Shore High School marching band performs
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The Bay Shore High School marching band performs at the 2009 Newsday Marching Band Festival at Hofstra University on October 22, 2009.

The Seaford High School marching band performs at
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The Seaford High School marching band performs at the 2009 Newsday Marching Band Festival at Hofstra University on October 22, 2009.

The H. Frank Carey High School marching band
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The H. Frank Carey High School marching band performs at the 2009 Newsday Marching Band Festival at Hofstra on October 22, 2009.

The New Hyde Park High School marching band
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The New Hyde Park High School marching band performs at the 2009 Newsday Marching Band Festival at Hofstra University on October 22, 2009.

The Roslyn High School marching band performs at
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The Roslyn High School marching band performs at the 2010 Newsday Marching Band Festival at Hofstra University on October 21, 2010.

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The Rocky Point High School marching band performs
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The Rocky Point High School marching band performs at the 2010 Newsday Marching Band Festival at Hofstra University on October 21, 2010.

The Malverne High School marching band performs at
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The Malverne High School marching band performs at the 2010 Newsday Marching Band Festival at Hofstra University on October 21, 2010.

The Lynbrook High School marching band performs at
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The Lynbrook High School marching band performs at the 2010 Newsday Marching Band Festival at Hofstra University on October 21, 2010.

The Islip High School marching band performs at
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The Islip High School marching band performs at the 2010 Newsday Marching Band Festival at Hofstra University on October 21, 2010.

Island Trees High School performs at the 49th
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Island Trees High School performs at the 49th Annual Newsday Marching Band Festival. (Oct. 18, 2011)

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The H. Frank Carey High School Marching Band
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The H. Frank Carey High School Marching Band performs in the 49th Annual Newsday Marching Band Festival at Hofstra University on Monday October 24, 2011.

West Babylon High School performs at the 49th
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West Babylon High School performs at the 49th Annual Newsday Marching Band Festival at Hofstra Universtiy. (Oct. 18, 2011)

Long Beach High School performs at the 49th
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Long Beach High School performs at the 49th Annual Newsday Marching Band Festival at Hofstra University. (Oct. 18, 2011)

Harborfields High School performs at the 49th Annual
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Harborfields High School performs at the 49th Annual Newsday Marching Band Festival. (Oct. 18, 2011)

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