DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. - The Greenburgh North Castle UFSD marching band, The Marching Cobras, will provide the halftime entertainment Saturday when the Monroe College men's basketball team hosts Gateway Community College at 3 p.m. in New Rochelle.
The Marching Cobras, directed by Terrel Stowers and assisted by Kevin Young, Assistant Director, along with trainers Felicia Ortiz and Sheldon Gomes, features almost 50 students from Dobbs Ferry's Kenneth Clark Academy and Greenburgh Academy.
"We have seen so many good things happen through the Marching Cobras over the last five years," said Stowers, who is an instrucutor in the Greenburgh UFSD schools. "Our kids are all beginners, so it's a step-by-step program learning the skills. We've found that the activity enriches the lives of the members."
Stowers said the group is open to young people outside the Clark and Greenburgh North Castle schools and integrates members from Yonkers, Hastings and Greenburgh.
The group features percussion, flags, dancers and step dancers. The Cobras two to three hours a day, five to six days a week at KCA and have performed widely this past fall and winter at parades as well as at The University of New York at Albanys homecoming football game.
The Cobras were selected as the Pep Band by Pace Universitys football team and basketball team. The fall season was topped off by The Marching Cobras headlining the National Step Dance competition in Harlem.
The Marching Cobras are in need of upgraded instruments and support for transportation to events throughout the Northeast. To make a donation and for further information please contact Terrel Stowers at 914-844-3526.
For ticket information for the Monroe-Gateway men's basketball game, log on to the Monroe College basketball website.