The Huntington band parents do everything big. There is no “small” when it comes to the Blue Devils. The group organized a trip to MetLife Stadium for last weekend’s Jets football game with the hope of selling 50 tickets. Instead, a crowd of 222 went on the trek to New Jersey.
Huntington High School music teacher and Blue Devil marching band coordinator Brian Stellato worked with Band Parents Association of Huntington co-President Marina Obermaier to put together the ticket buying opportunity.
“The goal out of the gate was to have 50 tickets sold,” Mr. Stellato said. “But in the end, 222 tickets ended up being purchased with several families and friends from the Huntington community attending.”
Sixty-three members of the Huntington contingent had a special opportunity to go down onto the field during the singing of the Star Spangled Banner and for the player introductions.
The Huntington Blue Devil Marching Band is currently exploring the possibility of performing on the MetLife Stadium field prior to a Jets game next fall.
The Buffalo Bills blew out the Jets, 41-10, but the Blue Devil band group didn’t let that spoil their day. They had a fun spending the day together.
“The Jets certainly didn’t have a good day, but the Huntington Community did,” Mr. Stellato said. “Huge thanks to Marina Obermaier for handling the ticket organization and distribution.”