The Rome Free Academy Marching Band competed in its first competition of the season on Saturday, September 7th, at Jordan-Elbridge High School. The Black Knights placed first in their new division, Large School 2, after finishing last season as state champions in Large School 3. The band scored higher on Saturday than any other band in Large School 2 across the state.
Thank you to all our wonderful parents, drivers, maintenance staff, and volunteers!
Drum Majors: Katie Dursi and Rafael Rivera
Section Leaders: Kayleen Martelli, Madison Wolfe, Alexa Platis, Avery Hilderbran, David Salce, Nicolas Ferretti, Giana Kleber, Zoe Fragapane, Giovanna Sudol, Alex Zappavigna, Emily Worth, Chris Incorvaia, Hana Samad, Lily Fleming
Rowan Parker, Kayleen Martelli, Levia Hernandez, Sharmayne Gambrel, Madison Wolfe, Aleena Rosario, Avery Hilderbran, Alexa Platis, Madison Short, Dennis Van Hoesel, David Salce, Nicolas Ferretti, Olivia Bauer, Mallory Tikalsky, Isabella Davis, Giana Kleber, Logan Wright, Sven Van Hoesel, Enrique Rivera, Zoe Fragapane, Cooper Engelbert, Ryan Grant, Alex Linderman, Dakota Morrison, Joe Keeney, Zachary Swistak, Sebi Swistak, Bethany Beeman, Jacob Cosentino , Alex Zappavigna , Ramzy Davis, Giovanna Sudol, Lily Fleming, Hana Samad, Elena Davis, Adelina Rivera, Erika Rizzo, Kaylee Gazzilli, Joseph Gazzilli, Becky Worth, Emily Brement, Casey Hunziker, Hannah Morrison, Ally Ferretti, Lily Bone, Rebecca DeFraine, Kelly O’Neill, Hunter Pisaneschi, Chris Incorvaia, Christian Cobb, Christopher Cobb, Kenneth Davis, Emily Worth, Karl Van Hoesel, Jimmy Pike, Kyle Brement, Erin Lennon, Lexie Lennon, Patrick O'Neil, Rafael Rivera, Katie Dursi,
2019 RFAMB Staff:
Percussion Instructors: Melissa Rashford, Aaron Decker, Ryan Butler
Colorguard Instructors: Lindsay Mogle, Jamie Mazur, Brittney Liddy, Lauren McCarthy, Natalie Shelton
Wind Instructors: Brian Picente, Shelby Yerrick, Stephen Russell
Visual Instructor: Nick Johnson
Music Design by Nick Baratta
Visual Design by Jake Meiss
Director: Keller Shelton
Photos by James and Cherryl Cobb
The Marching Band Community Show will be held on Monday, October 21 at the RFA Stadium beginning at 7PM.