Elizabeth HS Marching Band To Be Part Of Super Bowl Pregame Entertainment

(Elizabeth Public Schools photo)

(Elizabeth Public Schools photo)

ELIZABETH – Elizabeth High School’s Marching Band has been chosen to perform at the Super Bowl XLVIII pregame show, as well as at several NFL events in Newark leading up to the big game.

While the 147 member band has been invited to perform in many venues in New Jersey, band directors Wayne Dillon and Benjamin Schwartz never imagined their talented students would be performing at the world’s most prestigious sporting event.

“We are thrilled that our marching band here at Elizabeth High School has the opportunity to participate in the Super Bowl Media Day and Game day,” said Dillon.  “It’s truly a once in a lifetime opportunity for the members, parents and staff.”

Superintendent of Schools Olga Hugelmeyer commented, “This is an impressive accomplishment by an extraordinarily talented group of students.  We are honored to have these young men and women of the marching band represent Elizabeth Public Schools with great pride in themselves and in their talent.”

Elizabeth Board of Education President Tony Monteiro said, “We are all extremely proud of our marching band’s tremendous achievements winning both state and national titles for three consecutive years.  Being chosen to perform at the Super Bowl and represent the very best in New Jersey on the national stage is an extraordinary reward for our talented students.”

The highly decorated Elizabeth High School Marching Band has won 23 championships in four different competitive circuits since the band’s inception in 1977. The students finished their 2013 undefeated season by winning the US Bands Group 5A National Championship, as well as the US Bands Group 5A State Championship.

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