Roslyn Marching Bulldogs celebrated after title win

Roslyn Marching Bulldogs celebrated after title win
Marching Band members during the ceremony at Roslyn High School. (Photo courtesy of Roslyn schools)

Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman recognized the Roslyn High School Marching Band for their first-place finish in the Small School Division 2 category at the 2022 New York State Field Band Conference Championship in October and declared the day in their honor on Wednesday.

The team had clashed against nearly 60 schools at the JMA Wireless Dome in Syracuse, capping off an eight-week season that included 34 regional competitions across the state.

“We had to celebrate this win with something grand,” Roslyn Superintendent Allison Brown said. “Our Marching Bulldogs have consistently come out on top and we wanted to acknowledge their hard work and dedication.”

Members of the team, as well as band director Frank Mauriello, staff members and pit crew parents, attended the ceremony.

Assistant Principal Carol Murphy opened the festivities by introducing Brown. Several officials also presented awards.

Those in attendance included Board of Education President Meryl Waxman Ben-Levy; Blakeman; Nassau County Comptroller Elaine Phillips; Town of North Hempstead Councilman Peter Zuckerman; Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Jennifer DeSena; Mayor of the Village of East Hills Michael Koblenz; and Roslyn Board of Education Trustee Alison Gilbert.

“Congratulations to Roslyn High School’s Marching Bulldogs for winning the New York State Field Band Championship,” DeSena posted on Facebook. “Countless hours of practice, teamwork and talent resulted in this incredible achievement.”

Roslyn’s show, Immortalis, received an 89.075 rating. Band Director Frank Mauriello said it was their highest score ever.

“I’m so proud of our talented students,” he said. “They worked very hard this season to elevate their performance and it is a joy to see them succeed. Kudos to our students and everyone involved in the show.”



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