Mr.Federick Goode, director of
the East Orange Unified Marching Band, is in Texas today
as the guest of Prairie View University.
So tonight, the East Orange Band is mostly under student
leadership, with assistance from the Band Staff, Alumni, and Band
Parents. However, Ms Jacqueline Saez, Band Parent President, is
the one who has taken on the role of coach, advisor and
administrative assistant, and though you don't always see her in
these photos, you should know that she is in the background
quietly running things and seeing that everything gets done on
time. If not for her, Mr. Goode would not be able to be in two
places at once.
Photo by Al-Quadir Marsh - 4:59 PM
The student leaders are every bit
as demanding as Mr. Goode when it comes to practice and
rehearsals. As soon as school is over for the day, they take the
Band out to Rowley Park to rehearse the half-time show.
Photo by Al-Quadir Marsh - 5:49 PM
Drum Captain Harquan Williams
takes on the task of checking and tuning the drums for his drum
section so they will be ready for the evening performance.
Photo by Al-Quadir Marsh - 6:33 PM
Right on schedule, the Band takes
to the streets in full dress uniform, for the march across town
to Paul Robeson Stadium.
Photo from Video by Al-Quadir Marsh - 7:10 PM
This is the first chance the Band
has gotten to play the National Anthem (Star Spangled Banner) in
public. They are a little uncertain, but manage to finish
together, and you can be sure they will be working on the problem
all next week. However, they only get to play this at Home games,
so they have time to work on the piece before the next public