The Instrumental Program and Marching Unit of SWMHS
Dr. Paul T. Caruso-Band Director
Mrs. Joyce Campbell, Assistant Band Director
Dr. Kyle Murphy, Percussion instructor
Mrs. Christina Loihle-Director of the Sayreville Guard program
Mr. Robert Conklin, Drill writer and Asst. Color Guard Director
Concert Band, Band, and Advanced-Band: Consisting of brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments, this group studies and performs masterworks of the wind band repertory. This ensemble represents the curricular (during the school-day) portion of the band program where attention is given towards technical development, sight reading, and stylistic familiarity. This group has performed at concert venues such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.
Marching Band: The Sayreville High School Marching Band performs at halftime shows for all Bomber football games, town parades, as well as various competitive and festival events. This year, the band will compete in the TOB Group 4 Open division. In recent years, the band has won several TOB State and NY/NJ Regional Championship in the Tournament of Band Division 3A division.
Pit Orchestra: This group of musicians performs for the yearly spring musical at Sayreville War Memorial High School. Rehearsals begin in January and performances usually occur during the month of March. The instrumentation requirements vary from year to year depending on the show. Usually, the pit orchestra is a combination of student and professional musicians.
Colorguard: The Colorguard is a part of the Sayreville Marching Unit and performs with the band at football games and at competitions. The Colorguard acts as the expression of the music that is being performed. The Colorguard uses flags, rifles, sabres, and dance to interpret the intensity and melody of the music that the band plays. The Colorguard moves around the football field in drill spots while they perform their routine.