New Jersey Band Battles Noise Complaints

The Brick (New Jersey) Memorial High School band was temporarily silenced due to noise complaints from neighbors adjacent to their practice field.

A Tuesday night practice was shut down by police when they received phone calls complaining that their children couldn’t sleep.

The highly competitive marching band was practicing on a parking lot with painted yard lines mimicking a football field. They are not always able to use the football field because of scheduling conflicts with the football team, and parents have ruled out the baseball field as an option because it is unsafe, bumpy, and unlit.

Since the initial shut down, the mayor has worked together with neighbors and the school administration to try and work out a scheduling solution.

Watch the video below for the full story, as reported by NBC New York.

Has your band ever had to deal with noise complaints? How did you–or how would you–deal with this situation?

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