The Western Wayne High School Marching Band took their show on the road for Halloween festivities on Monday, Oct. 31.
First, the students gave a performance to elementary students in the district at the R.D. Wilson School and on the same day, they performed in the community at the Wayne Woodlands and Julia Ribaudo Nursing Homes. They also included in their day a performance for the Western Wayne Middle School and Evergreen Elementary School as well.
The band students were thrilled to be able to perform live for these very special audiences this year after two years of performing via video for Halloween due to COVID. All of the students and nursing home residents who got to see the performances felt a lot of joy on the holiday.
One such resident was Jean at Julia Ribaudo Nursing Home. Jean was a member of The Rockettes years ago, and absolutely loved listening to the band play a wide variety of songs. She also danced along in her chair while the color guard danced in front of her and with her.
“I am so grateful to be able to go out and perform in the community again,” one of the color guard captains, senior Emily Brophy said. “It adds another layer to our performances, and we get to have such fun experiences with new audiences.”
Fellow color guard captain senior Izzy O’Donnell agreed.
“It was so wonderful to be able to go back out into the community for our Halloween performances this year,” Izzy said. “I was able to perform live for this type of event in my 8th grade year, and I am so glad to get this experience again in my senior year. I love to make people smile.”