Town Editor

Thumb_4e616c35b893351e6125_jackie
Jessica Marrone Parkes and Jackie Schatell

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Advertise On TAP »

Police Blotter

Police and Fire Top Stories

Flags Lowered to Half-Staff Today in Honor of United States Marine Captain Stanford H. Shaw III

March 23, 2015

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Flags around New Jersey will be lowered to half-staff on Monday, March 23, in recognition and mourning of United States Marine Captain Stanford H. Shaw III, a native of B...

Read the Full Story »

Today's Events

Letters to the Editor

Columns

Guest Column

Hello Coach...

I don't know if any of you parents out there have ever coached your son or daughter's basketball, football, soccer or baseball team—it's a volunteer gig so you don't make a...

Read the Full Story »

West Orange Public Schools

West Orange High School Chemistry Teacher Receives $1,000 National Educator Conference Grant to Present Research

WEST ORANGE, NJ - West Orange High School chemistry teacher Dr. Ronald Brandt has received a $1,000 Educator Conference Grant from the National Society of High School Scholars. The award, c...

Read the Full Story »

Golda Och Academy Corner

Seventh-Grade Students Apply Judaic Lessons to Golda Och Academy's Annual Tzedakah Fair

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Golda Och Academy’s seventh-graders participated in the annual Tzedakah Fair on March 17, showcasing their multimedia projects on charitable organizations for parents, fa...

Read the Full Story »

Y Works

Premier of Newly-Renovated Rosen PAC Features Performance by Aztec Two-Step Performing Simon and Garfunkel Songbook on May 2

WAYNE, NJ - The newly-renovated Rosen Performing Arts Center at the Wayne YMCA will make its debut May 2 as the Rosen PAC welcomes folk-rock duo Aztec Two-Step performing “The Simon & ...

Read the Full Story »

Doctors Express Urgent Care Center of West Orange

Doctors Express – West Orange - Put Health First

WEST ORANGE, NJ - As spring nears, many of us fall back into habits we swore on the new year we wouldn’t do anymore. This is why the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reminds us of the im...

Read the Full Story »

Discount Travel News

A Week in San Diego for $474

This week’s gem, The Gaslamp Plaza Suites is a historical, European style hotel built in 1913, and listed in the National Registry of Historic Places. As you walk in, observe the plaza...

Read the Full Story »

Press Releases

Facebook

Nationally Ranked West Orange High School Winter Color Guard Performs For Family And Friends; Eighth Annual Mid-Atlantic Indoor Network Competion Saturday, January 19, 2013

By KATE DAVENPORT

January 13, 2013 at 4:25 PM

WEST ORANGE, NJ - On Saturday, January 12, the West Orange High School Winter Color Guard treated Family and Friends with a run-through performance of their 2013 Program, which they will perform at the January 19 annual MAIN (Mid-Atlantic Indoor Network) competition.  The Guard performed their 2013 show titled “If You Need a Friend” to Roberta Flack’s musical version of the song “Bridge Over Troubled Waters.” The performance is specially created for the Color Guard, capturing choreography that the Guard presents beautifully. The Guard also uses flags, rifles, and sabers throughout their performance.   

Prior to the performance, Guard instructor Louis Hellinger spoke briefly to parents, thanking them for their constant support and to also credit how hard the Color Guard has worked to get to this point.  Hellinger also spoke about the show choice and said “finding the emotional connection and having the kids match the show is the best environment. “  Hellinger and instructor PJ Tankard also had members of the guard demonstrate the techniques of flag spinning/tossing and artillery spinning/tossing to visually demonstrate the process to parents. All members of the Guard began on flags; the next step is rifle, and finally saber.

The Winter Color Guard is made up of 19 members of West Orange High School and they have two Captains, Senior Grace Groeger and Junior Phelps Toussaint. The members of the Winter Color Guard have worked incredibly hard to get to the point they are now as a nationally ranked team. The guard competes in the A Class section and Hellinger thinks this year may lead to the possibility of promotion to Open Class.  This is also an important year as the 2013 season marks the 10th year of performance for the West Orange Winter Colorguard and the program has come a long way thanks to the support of parents, instructors, West Orange High School music boosters, and band directors.

 Next Saturday, January 19th, 2013, the  8th annual MAIN Scholastic (Mid-Atlantic Indoor Network) Competition will be hosted at West Orange High School.  25 Winter Color Guards from the Tri-State Area will come together to compete and perform their 2013 shows. The show begins at 4pm in the West Orange High School Tarnoff Gym; adult tickets are $9 and seniors/students $5. There will also be refreshments sold at the competition.

For more information, please contact Erin McClure, WOHS Band Director, at emcclure@woboe.org.