- FUN FEATURES
The Cheshire High School Marching Ram Band will host Music in Motion at Cheshire High School today, Oct. 13, from 4 to 10 p.m.
All are welcome to join the 20 high school bands for in credible sounds, dazzling flags, and precision drumming.
Tickets are available at the gate.
Music in Motion began in 1983. At the time, the Cheshire High School Marching Ram Band was under the direction of Raymond Mancinelli. With 19 bands competing and the University of New haven playing in exhibition this year, it is one of Connecticut’s largest band competitions. Approximately 3,500 attend the event.T
This year the bands include: East Haven High School, Stamford High School, Westhill High School, Rocky Hill High School, Danbury High School, Robert E. Fitch High School, New Fairfield High School, Sheehan High School, Enrico Fermi High School, New Milford High School. Wethersfield High School, Southington High School, Francis T. Maloney High School, Brien McMahon High School, Middletown High School, Bunnell-Stratford High School, Shelton High School, The Gilbert School, University of New Haven, and Cheshire High School. Cheshire’s own Dodd Middle School will be performing the National Anthem with the Cheshire High School Marching Ram Band. As hosts to the competition, Cheshire does not compete with the other bands but will perform their show “Shipwrecked” at the end of the competition, Field Show theme, and music repertoire by John Meehan. In addition to a night of music and shows, there will be a full concession stand to include some Music in Motion favorites of clam chowder, fried dough, and steak sandwiches. there is a bake sale and 50/50 raffle as well, so something to appeal to all.
All proceeds from the event go back to the Cheshire High School Marching Ram Band to help support the music program and its students.