Barringer High School
East Orange Campus High
Homecoming Game- 11/25/10
This photo has been divided into thirds. Click on any third to
see a larger view of that section of the portrait. - Photo by Julius Sheppard
Today, Thanksgiving, 2010, is the last game of
the Fall 2010 Football Season. The day began by getting all of
the members of the East Orange Unified Marching Band into the
gymnasium for an official group picture before the uniforms are
cleaned and packed away for the season after today's game.
Today I get to walk along with the band all the
way from Cicely Tyson School to Paul Robeson Stadium (I usually
rode in the past). In the photo, you can see it really is true;
the sound of the band brings everyone out of their houses to
watch the parade pass by.
This time, instead of marching right into the
stands, the band enters onto the field so they can open the event
by playing the Star Spangled Banner.
The Jaguar Cheerleaders are also out on the
field and lead the crowd in cheering on the home team.
Once they take their places in the stands, the
Band goes right to work cheering on their team. In the video
below, you see what they have been working on all Fall, combining
playing with singing and dancing to make a real show for the
spectators, and a lot more fun for themselves.
The Band's unorthodox style also catches the
attention of the local cable sports news photographer and
videographer, who are there to record the football game, but
can't resist the action going on in the stands.
At half-time, the East Orange Marching Band
forms up and heads out to the field to perform their half-time
show. Some November snow flurries try to chill the air, but this
band is hot and ready to go.
But it's homecoming Day and the band has to wait
in the background for the crowning of the Homecoming King and
Queen, and the ceremony that entails. The Jaguar Cheerleaders
form their honor guard at the 50 yard line. Royalty appeased,
it's finally time for: