We are sad to hear about the bus crash of the Farmingdale High School, NY Marching Band on September 21, 2023.

They have lost their beloved Band Director, Gina Pellettiere and longtime band booster and retired teacher, Beatrice Ferrari, also referred as the “heart and soul of our marching band program.”

Take time today to focus on why we march; we march for ourselves and others, for the respect and honor of those who came before us and those who follow.

The Princeton Community Marching Tigers send our love and thoughts to those in Farmingdale, particularly those within the band program, after yesterday’s tragedy. No matter the distance, we remain a part of the band community. Today, we march not for ourselves, but for others, and remain #DalerStrong.

Please keep their members and community in your thoughts and prayers.