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Green Machine Marching Band Hosts Home Show to Celebrate 50th Anniversary!

The Frank Mauro football stadium was filled with the sights and sounds of the Brentwood Green Machine Marching Band's annual home show on Sept. 17. This was no ordinary home show, however, as this year marks the 50th anniversary of the formation of the Green Machine.

The Brentwood community came out in full force to celebrate the day as did about ten other marching bands from across Long Island. Since Brentwood was the host, the Green Machine performed in exhibition only but still wowed the crowd with their routine (and their brand-new uniforms), entitled "Through the Years." The Parents Association hosted various food tents and raffles as well as provided sales of Green Machine memorabilia to those that came out to witness the performances on what was a glorious day in the sunshine.

Drum major Sheily Amaya performed the national anthem prior to the afternoon's show, which also served as a Senior Day celebration for those specific members of the Green Machine and their families. Proclamations were presented to the Green Machine and their director, Mr. Sitler, from New York State Senator Monica Martinez among other lawmakers and dignitaries. The Green Machine also provided Superintendent Loeschner with a plaque thanking him for his years of dedicated service and support for the band.