On Saturday, March 7, 2015, the inaugural Roxbury Winter Classic will take place at the Roxbury High School, 1 Bryant Drive, Succasunna, NJ. Sponsored by USBands, this competition of high school indoor color guard and percussion groups, starts at 4pm. The event is open to the public with wristbands available for purchase at the door for $8-general admission and $6-seniors/students. The percussion units will compete first, followed by the color guard programs. Category and caption awards will be announced at the end of the day. Amenities include convenient parking, concessions, 50/50 raffle and Candy/Air Grams.
"We at USBands are very excited to welcome Roxbury High School to our Winter hosting family," said Nate Foreman, USBands Event Operations Manager. "After touring the facility and getting a feel for the layout of the building and the hospitality and flexibility of the folks within the Roxbury music program, we feel that this is shaping up to be a tremendous event - and hopefully the beginning of a new partnership with the school."
This year, the Roxbury Winter Percussion show "Balance" is inspired by the concept of Yin and Yang. While the Roxbury Winter Guard performance "Shine" visually explores shapes, colors and textures that shine and sparkle. On a deeper level, it represents the traits that make team members shine as a team and individuals! The Roxbury groups will be performing in exhibition after each competing section.
"Our Winter Percussion ensemble is an extra-curricular activity which is being used to supplement our Fall program. The ensemble is designed to foster musical growth and development involving a variety of musical skills, and abilities in all of our students regardless of the instrument they normally play," explained Mr. Justin Kulcik, Roxbury HS Science Teacher and Percussion Specialist. "The Winter Percussion program is an entirely unique activity that combines elements of all of our different musical performing ensembles into an exciting athletic display of pageantry and precision," continued Kulick.
The event is hosted by the Roxbury HS Band Parents Association (RHSBPA) along with the High School Instrumental Program, led by Mr. Todd Nichols, RHS Band Director. Proceeds benefit all Roxbury High School band ensembles.