The Bloomfield High School Bengal Drum Line and Color Guard are pleased to announce that they will host Bloomfield’s second-annual indoor invitational band competition, on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. This festival marks the beginning of the indoor competition season, during which these two groups will be competing almost every weekend, from now through April.


The Bloomfield invitational festival will be held at Bloomfield High School, and doors open at 3 p.m. The competition begins at 4 p.m. with the color guard portion (guard awards will be given out at 6:20 p.m.); drum line performances begin at 7 p.m. (final drum line results will be announced—and trophies given out—at 9 p.m.). Tickets are available at the door, $10 for adults, $7 for students and seniors; children under 5 are free.


Refreshments will be available at the concessions stand for purchase throughout the entire competition. Also, raffle tickets will be available for a drawing that will take place at the competition; prizes include first prize of an iPad Mini 16 GB, second prize of an iPod Touch 16GB and third prize of a $50 iTunes gift card. Tickets can be purchased at the competition or separately (need NOT be present to win). For information on raffle tickets, please contact Angie Argabrite at aargabrite@aol.com.


The Music Department and Music Parents Association have been busy throughout the winter, with its most recent activity the pancake breakfast that was successfully held on Feb. 1. BHS music students served several hundred diners at the event, as well as entertained them with fun performances throughout the morning. (See photos of students participating at the breakfast.)


For more information on upcoming music program events, please see the Bloomfield Fine Arts Department’s calendar.


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