Marching Band Camp Features the Sounds of Queen

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The Amityville Memorial High School marching band will pay tribute to notable British rock band Queen for its 2019 show. At the four-day marching band camp during the last week of August, student musicians practiced the music and choreography.

Featured in this year’s show will be three Queen songs, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and “We are the Champions.” It will be performed at all home football games, including the Homecoming halftime show, and at the Newsday Marching Band Festival in October.

Band director Jolene Maccarone was joined by elementary music teacher Megan Ashe in helping students prepare for the show along with two Amityville music alumni, Shiloh Bennett and Jose Coto. This year’s student drum majors are Bryan Canales, Tatiana Escolero and Karyn Franklin. The musicians practiced both by instrument section and as a full group during the camp.