Boardman hosts annual showcase


Neighbors | Submitted.Boardman held their band night on Sept. 10. The crowd gave the Boardman Spartan Marching Band a standing ovation for the nights closure tune, "The Lion King."


Neighbors | Submitted."The Lion King" featured (left) Seniors Gianna Marinucci and Rachael Ruggieri.


Neighbors | Submitted.During Michael Buble's version of "Sway", senior Joey Amadio was featured playing the auxiliary percussion.

The Boardman Spartans Marching Band hosted band night on Sept. 10 to a near sell-out crowd. Guest bands included West Branch, Springfield, Lowellville and the East Palestine.

Boardman’s band is under the direction of Thomas M. Ruggieri, director; Timothy Tuite, Steven Chambers, Michael Shevock, associate directors; Jamie Cordon, Niki Dispenza, Janet Gbur and Frank Dispenza, auxiliary instructors,

They started the night off with “pregame,” performing “Script Ohio” with senior Jaime VandenBosch dotting the “I.”

They played medleys from the Beatles and KC and the Sunshine Band. Senior Zack Stover was featured singing Michael Buble’s version of “Sway,” while senior Joey Amadio was also featured playing the auxiliary percussion on the same song.

The crowd gave the Boardman Spartan Marching Band a standing ovation for the night’s closing tune, “The Lion King.” Featured were Seniors Gianna Marinucci and Rachael Ruggieri.

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