Manhasset marching band to take audiences to a galaxy far, far away

Bill San Antonio

Manhasset High School’s marching band and color guard will be taking their music to a galaxy far, far away this Sunday.

Led by director Randy Knudsen and senior drum majors Jeffrey Chin and Michelle Marcisak, the marching band will perform John Williams’ compositions from the “Star Wars” film series as part of the school’s fifth annual Invitational Marching Band Competition at the Manhasset Secondary School.

Bands from Hicksville, Garden City, South Huntington and Lindenhurst high schools are also set to perform during the show, which will take place from noon to 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $7 for attendees ages 12 and up, while children under 12 years old may be admitted free of charge.

Sunday’s event marks the start of the band’s competition season, with scheduled performances at Bergenfield, East Brunswick and Old Bridge high schools in New Jersey, the New York state championships in Uniondale, and the eastern national competition in Dover, Del.

Manhasset’s band also performs regularly at varsity football games, the district’s homecoming parade on Oct. 24 and in the community’s annual Memorial Day parade.

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