After an undefeated 2022-23 season and bringing home the Small School Division 1 (SS1) championship for the first time in Mineola history, the Mineola Mustangs High School Marching Band is hoping to make history again with their new show “Odyssey: Through Space and Time.” As was last year’s, this new show features original music composed entirely by Mineola music department staff.
Keeping with a decade’s long tradition, the season started with a six-day immersive marching band camp held at Camp Towanda in the Poconos in August. The 140 students and their teachers made the most of the excursion including hours of practice, learning each note and step of the colorful and complex arrangement. Band camp also included fun activities and opportunities for teamwork and bonding that the students won’t soon forget, including the annual senior bonfire.
Back at home, Long Island Ducks fans were the first to get a sneak peak of the new show when the Marching Band and Color Guard performed as part of pre-game festivities on Sept. 2 at the ballpark in Central Islip.
Competition season begins Sunday, Sept. 17 at Brentwood High School and culminates with the New York State Field Band Conference Championships in Syracuse, NY on Sunday, Oct. 29.