The Boardman Spartan Marching Band and the Boardman Band and Orchestra Parents, Inc. will host Boardman Band Night ’17 on Saturday, September 9 at 7:00 PM in Spartan Stadium on the high school campus. Participating high school bands include Springfield, West Branch, Lowellville, Canfield, Howland, Riverside, and the Boardman Spartan Marching Band. Admission is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students. Senior citizens are admitted free to all Boardman Band events. Gates open at 6:00 PM.
This year’s Band Night Show will live up to the tradition of exciting, high-quality entertainment by the BSMB. Boardman continues its traditional Run-On and “Fanfare for the Common Man.” The opening marching drill is to a medley of tunes by rock supergroup Van Halen including a guitar solo.
The “features” portion of the program will begin with the Spartan Sweethearts dancing to “That’s What I Like” and “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars. The Spartan Silks and Twirler is the calypso hit by Harry Belafonte, “Jump In the Line.”
The BSMB’s tradition of themed closing routines continues with a re-creation of the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival complete with costumed singers.
The Boardman Band is under the direction of Thomas M. Ruggieri, Timothy Tuite, and Michael Shevock. Also on staff are Tom Porter, Katie Brown, and Bryan Teeters as instructors of the Sweethearts, Silks, and Drumline.
NEW THIS YEAR:
The group is honored to accept an invitation to perform at an Ohio State University Marching Band “Skull Session” prior to the Ohio State vs. Army football game on September 16. The big trip for this school year will take place in April, 2018 as the Band travels to Norfolk, Virginia to march in the NATO International Parade of Nations.