NHS Band & Guard

EVENT: September 23 @ New Milford High School

Practice & Event Schedule

12:15 pm: Rehearsal @ NHS

4:15 pm: Break*
5:45 pm: Depart for New Milford High School
6:15 pm: Arrive
7:50 pm: Performance**
9:00 pm: Awards
9:30 pm: Depart for NHS
10:30 pm: Arrive @ NHS


* There will always be a lunch and/or dinner break listed on the schedule. You can either send something with your child or bring them lunch/dinner at that time. If we have a double-show day, members will usually have a lunch break at NHS and then have time to buy dinner at one of the shows.


Parents, don't forget to sign up for late-breaking news and updates to this schedule through REMIND - click here or text @nhsbandg to the number 81010.

CLICK for Event Schedule on USBands Site

Includes full event schedule, participating bands and a map for directions.

Packing List

Band Members
  • Instrument & music

  • Uniform in garment bag

  • Band shoes, black crew socks & NHSBG windbreaker

  • Hat and gloves in hat box

  • Show Shirt

  • Change of clothes

  • Hair ties, bobby pins, head bands, etc.

  • Food for breaks

  • NOTE: plumes will be distributed to members before each performance & collected right after the performance


Guard Members

  • Flag Bag with all flags and weapons correctly taped
  • Uniform in garment bag
  • Windbreaker
  • Show Makeup
  • Guard Gloves and Shoes
  • Hair gels/sprays/ fasteners/accessories
  • Black socks
  • Show Shirt
  • Food for breaks


We also recommend:


  • Any personal items (hair brush, deodorant -- strongly encouraged after a few hours of practice - etc.)
  • Water
  • Money
  • Hand warmers/foot warmers for cold evenings

Join Us!

Attending the competition events and watching our kids do what they love is amazing... here are a few tips to make it even better!


  • Seat Cushions
  • Stadium blankets, hand & foot warmers
  • Cow bells & shakers
  • Show your spirit by wearing a show shirt and/or band/guard sweatshirt/jacket!
  • We try to sit together at the 50 yard line. Bring blankets to save seats for other Newtown parents! New parents, if you see someone with a Newtown shirt/jacket on please introduce yourself, we are a very friendly bunch...

Have a Question?

There's always an answer... Feel free to contact your parent buddy or any NHSBPC board member below:


  • Michele Buzzi, Acting President: 203-417-8948 (c)
  • D.J. Ledina, Vice President: 203-240-6966 (c)
  • Lisa Keeping, Treasurer: 203-417-7047 (c)
  • Joanie Minor, Recording Secretary: 203-536-2151 (c)
  • Pia Ledina, Corresponding Secretary: 203-313-4361 (c)