Officially Fall doesn't begin
until tomorrow (9/22), but we're starting one day early with the
first Football Game of the season for East Orange, against
Montclair High School played at Montclair.
Photo by Elijah Goode 8:20 AM
The students begin arriving at
Cicely Tyson School early on Saturday morning to get fitted for
their dress uniforms that they will be wearing for the first
time. There are always last minute uniform adjustments to be
Photo by Elijah Goode 8:30 AM
Out in the parking lot, some
early arrivals take in some last minute instructions from their
Photo by Al-Quadir Marsh 8:43 AM
The band room fills up with
uniformed students and they begin tuning up their instruments and
getting in some last minute practice.
Photo by Elijah Goode 9:10 AM
Band Parents help out in
emergencies, like spray painting boots that are the wrong color.
Photo by Al-Quadir Marsh 11:14 AM
The Band also needs to practice
their field performance, just in case they get a chance to use
it. On away games, the visiting band usually has a special spot
to perform, but not this year. It doesn't matter, they practice
anyway for next week's performance which will be at home.
Photo by Al-Quadir Marsh 12:21 PM
The buses have arrived and it is
time to load up and head for Montclair's Woodman Field.
Photo by Al-Quadir Marsh 1:21 PM
An hour later, they are lined up
in Montclair and ready to march into the stadium.
Photo by Elijah Goode 2:20 PM
The Montclair High School
Marching Band is just beginning its season and they don't yet
have their dress uniforms, so there will be no half-time show
Photo by Al-Quadir Marsh 2:40 PM
Our Band is somewhat dejected by
their football team falling behind. They need to learn that the
job iof the Band is to cheer the team on no matter what the