Thursday, September 6, 2012
Blue Devils' offense, defense controls the action to win their fifth game in a row over the Panthers.
Update: Friday, 9:15 a.m. Miles Autry scored two touchdowns, including a game-breaking punt return in the third quarter, to lift Norcross to a 20-0 win over Parkview Thursday at Norcross High. It was the fifth straight win over the Panthers for the Blue Devils, ranked No. 6 in the state in Class AAAAAA. Norcross improved to 2-0. Parkview, which has not scored a touchdown in two games, fell to 1-1. The game, which was telecast live by WSB-TV (Digital Channel 2.2), was the Gwinnett Game of the Week, as voted by Patch readers. --Did you go to the game or watch it on TV? What did you think, use the comment box below. Patch captured some scenes from NHS's first home game. Please share your photos and videos - click on the camera icon …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The first performance for the Norcross High band will be this Friday at the football season opener.
The Blue Devils Norcross High School marching band is debuting its first show of the football season at Friday's game. The students have been working on "The Race," an eight-minute routine set to popular rock music that also tells a story. "It's a little bit more conceptual than what we've done in years past, so each section of the show is supposed to depict a portion of a running race," said Doug Maloney, Norcross' assistant band director for the past five years. Acting as the starting line, "Thunderstruck" by AC/DC kicks off the routine, and then shifts to the rush of the beginning of the race with "Welcome to the Jungle" by Guns N Roses. The tempo slows down next with Michael Buble's "Feeling Good" as the runner finds his pace, and then…
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
To ensure that the Norcross High School Band is able to outfit, practice, and travel to games and competitions, the Band Boosters are involved in a myriad of fund-raising efforts.
It’s a crisp fall Friday night, and just as on many such evenings around the country, high school football is the order of the day. On this particular night, the Norcross Blue Devils, 5-0 thus far this season, are facing the rival North Gwinnett Bulldogs, who come in at 4-1. The teams are ready. The cheerleaders are pumped. And the fans are excited, due in no small part to the raucous Norcross Marching Band providing the atmosphere that separates high school football from any other event. But just as with the teams themselves, this moment does not come without many hours of preparation, participation, and perspiration on the part of the band members, director, and boosters. Outfitting and preparing the band is an expensive proposition, and…
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
The Blue Devils take to the field during the district-wide marching competition on Tuesday.
The Blue Devils marching band, lead by band director, Lee Newman, took to the field for the district-wide marching competition at Mill Creek High School on Tuesday. Eighteen different bands from across Gwinnett County participated in the two day event. Even the Red Coat Marching Band from the University of Georgia performed on Monday evening at Grayson High School. Norcross' band, led by drum major Parker Buntin, performed their 10 minute half-time show during the exhibition.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Norcross' marching band debuts its new halftime show of the season on Thursday.
As Norcross thrashed Dacula on Thursday during the first game of the season, fans were entertained throughout by the marching Blue Devils. The Norcross High School marching band, just like the football team, is a force to be reckoned with. Under the leadership of the school's new band director, Lee Newman, 146 marching Blue Devils took to the field for a home opener against the Falcons to present the first half time show of the season. There was a lot of opening night jitters for the students, but Newman said he was "very proud" of their performance. "We're pretty pleased, and we hope to build on the performance to improve every week," he said. The Blue Devils performed two pieces, and the band is busy practicing another piece to add to …
Friday, August 5, 2011
Former UGA graduate takes over the helms.
When the bell rings Monday morning at Norcross High School, the 240 students who are enrolled in the band program will be greeted by their new band director. Lee Newman takes over the reigns of the Blue Devils concert and marching band program this year replacing Rudy Gilbert who for the past 10 years lead the band. Gilbert has moved to North Gwinnett High School. Newman, the Director of Bands for the past eight years at the Elbert County High School, said he was ready to take on a new assignment and is excited about leading the Blue Devil's band program. "A friend contacted me about the Norcross High School opening and said, 'hey, would you like to send in a resume,'" said Newman. "It was a huge opportunity." It wasn't long before Newman…