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Mahwah Drumline Performs at NY Giants Game Halftime

Mahwah students joined drumline squads from several other schools in 'the G line.' They recently performed in front of 80,000 fans at Met Life Stadium.

Credit: Jeffrey Bittner.
Credit: Jeffrey Bittner.

Though the NY Giants have not been impressing fans on the field this season, there was a reason for local fans to cheer at the team’s Nov. 24 game against the Dallas Cowboys.

The Mahwah High School drumline performed at the halftime of the game, along with drumlins of several other school districts, district officials recently announced.

Mahwah “high school students performed in conjunction with Gallant Entertainment’s Giants Drumline, called ‘The G Line,’ and several other high school drumlines from the NY/NJ Metropolitan area,” band teacher Jeffrey Bittner told Patch.

“The event was called ‘The Gigantic Drumline.’  The students worked side by side with the professional drummers in a single, three-hour practice, learned three productions, and then performed everything at halftime in front of nearly 80,000 spectators.”

According to Bittner, he applied to Gallant after Mahwah High School Drumline Captain Tommy Bohde found out about the G Line and suggested Mahwah be a part of it.

“This was an amazing day for our students and it was an experience we will never forget,” Bittner said. 

“This was a great opportunity for the students to learn from professionals and collaborate with peers from other schools towards a common goal.  It was also really exciting for the students to observe all the behind the scenes happenings at a professional football game.”

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