New Director, Same Tradition

 New Director, Same Tradition photo
Led by new band teacher and marching band director Christopher Wink, the high school Marching Band will once again be showcasing its remarkable talents at the 55th annual Newsday Marching Band Festival. More than 110 students, including musicians playing percussion and wind instruments and the kickline team, will be performing at the festival, which this year is themed “Earth, Wind and Fire.”

Wink comes to the district with a breadth of band-related experience and knowledge. He has taught in the New York City Department of Education and Copiague Public School District, and has worked with several marching bands across Long Island while appearing in a variety of performing ensembles. Wink holds a bachelor’s degree in music education and a master’s degree in jazz and commercial music.

“I’m very excited and honored to be part of the band program here in North Babylon,” Wink said. “The music program has such a rich history, and the staff and students here uphold that history every day.”

The Newsday Marching Band Festival will be held at Mitchel Athletic Complex on Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. Tickets are available through the band program at the school.