SCS band opens for Hartford Yard Goats

The Salisbury Central School band performed on the field at Dunkin’ Park as part of the opening act for the Hartford Yard Goats game on Saturday, June 15.

James H. Clark

SCS band opens for Hartford Yard Goats

The Salisbury Central School (SCS) middle school band was among the opening acts for the Hartford Yard Goats, a minor league baseball team, at Dunkin’ Park in Hartford on Saturday, June 15, the Yard Goats’ Military Appreciation Night.

SCS performer Gus Tripler managed to snag a foul ball that was sent into the stands behind first base during an early inning. In the end, the Yard Goats triumphed over the Akron RubberDucks 2-1.

This performance, organized by middle school music teacher and band director Rob Nellson, was the last for this year’s graduating eighth-graders. Nellson lauded these students’ dedication and perseverance during an earlier performance, noting that their introduction to the band program was at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021. Health restrictions at the time meant students were introduced to instruments and their band mates through masks, distancing and other precautions.

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