It's a cloudy gray day when the
Band gets together for this game with Bloomfield. Hurricane Sandy
in headed north and we are seeing some of the clouds starting to
gether over East Orange. But it's still a few days away from
really hitting us hard, so the Band forms up and gets ready for
the march across town to Paul Robeson Stadium.
To the beat of
the drums they march, waking up the sleepy town and calling out
to everyone to come and see the football game and hear their Band
play. The uniform they wear today is the one they wear when they
are out of funds. The school district has no budget for them, so
they are busy raising funds to get the blue uniforms dry cleaned
and pressed in time for the Thanksgiving game with Barringer.
Meanwhile they wear their black soft suit pants and white
T-shirts for the regular Band members, black T-shirts for the