Marching band prepares for 2015 Fall Classic

The Trumbull High School Golden Eagle Marching Band will host its 33rd annual Fall Classic competition at Trumbull High School at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept 26.

The Classic gives Trumbull’s award-winning high school marching band the opportunity to showcase its talent, and host a large number of regional bands.

This year's lineup will be slightly different, as organizers have added other bands to the program. In addition to the eight area high musical units that include Naugatuck, Brien McMahon, and Norwalk, there will also be two local university bands — Sacred Heart University from Fairfield and the University of New Haven from New Haven.

The Golden Eagle Marching Band is also pleased to announce that the crowd will be entertained by two local alumni corps. They are the Westchester Brassmen from Harrison, N.Y., and the Park City Pride from Bridgeport.

These two groups bring a lot experience and fun to each and every event they participate in.  The event will also showcase Trumbull’s middle school bands performing the national anthem at approximately 4:45.

Besides music, attendees will get to enjoy a wide variety vendors, food and other booths showcasing music and band-related merchandise.

The Golden Eagles will perform their show, Constellations, at approximately 8:45 p.m. The band is 152 members strong this year and continues the tradition of award-winning performances. It is the largest program at THS, and is nationally recognized in various events and competitions.

This year's show will not disappoint, as the Eagles will debut the closing piece for the first time publicly. The Fall Classic is the only home show during the marching band season, so everyone is encouraged to attend at Trumbull High.

Gates open at 4:15. Adult tickets, $12. Seniors and students, $8. Kids under 5 free. Trumbull High is at 72 Strobel Road.