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2020 Newsday Marching Band Festival information

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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 ticket will be available through any participating school beginning with the September, 2020 school year. Tickets 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

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

2020 Event Dates: October 20th, 21st and 22nd (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)

2020 Postponement (rain) dates: October26,27 & 28 (Wednesday and Thursday)

Below you will find the 2019 order of performance:

Tuesday, Oct. 15: Longwood High School - opening ceremony

Amityville, Division Ave., Elwood/John Glenn, Bethpage, Plainedge, Patchogue-Medford, Harborfields, Freeport, Kings Park, Rocky Point, Wantagh, Longwood and West Babylon

Wednesday, Oct. 16: H. Frank Carey - opening ceremony

FREE Players Drum Corps , Floral Park, Sewanhaka, Three Village, Island Trees, Elmont, Hauppauge, H. Frank Carey, Roosevelt, New Hyde Park, Uniondale, Massapequa, and Commack

Thursday, Oct. 17: Northport and Central Islip High Schools - opening ceremony

Islip, Long Beach, Eastport South Manor, Oceanside, Seaford, General Douglas MacArthur, Lynbrook, North Babylon, Plainview-Old Bethpage/JFK, Malverne, Central Islip, Breantwood, Connetquot, Farmingdake and Northport



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