This year’s show continues its traditional Run-On and “Fanfare for the Common Man.” The opening marching drill is to a medley of tunes by The Beatles. The Spartan Twirlers are the first featured group and will perform a fire-baton routine to a K.C. and the Sunshine Band medley. The Spartan Silks come to the front to spin their flags to Michael Buble’s version of “Sway,” which also features vocalist Zach Stover. The Spartan Sweethearts perform a high-kicking routine to the Irving Berlin classic “Puttin’ On The Ritz” and this year’s closer is a tribute to Disney and Broadway’s "The Lion King."
At 259 members, this year’s Spartan Marching Band is the largest high school band in the area. It is under the direction of Thomas M. Ruggieri, Timothy P. Tuite, Steven Chambers, and Michael Shevock. Also on staff are Jamie Cordon, Niki Dispenza, and Janet Gbur who instruct the Sweethearts, Silks, and Twirlers.
Admission at the gates is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Senior citizens are admitted free to all Boardman band events. Gates open at 6 p.m.
Photo special to the Town Crier
The Boardman High School marching band gets ready for Band Night on Saturday.