NEW YORK - The Elizabeth High School Marching Band participated in the Grand Procession of the Feast of San Gennaro on September 17, 2016, in Little Italy, New York City. 

"It is nice to see the marching band take part in such a historic and culturally rich festival such as this one," said Elizabeth High School Band Parent Association President Rita Steed. "This is the third year they have been invited to attend. It's such a wonderful opportunity for our kids to be seen not only on a national stage, but an international one. They have worked really hard to prepare for this event. And the crowds are always appreciative, which makes it fun for all our participants, including the band's staff and our parent volunteers."

The 137 member band and color guard performed traditional Italian favorites like the Tarantella. Marching in this world renowned celebration of the Patron Saint of Naples in their regal red and black uniforms, the Elizabeth students serenaded the large crowds that gathered at this event that is part of the Feast of San Gennaro Festival which runs from September 15 through September 25. This year marks the 90th year of these festivities in the Manhattan neighborhood. The parade traveled down Mulberry Street from Canal Street to Houston Street.