Newton alumni and students have a jam session on Dec. 16 in the band room of Newton High School. Current and past members of the Newton High School band on Dec. 16 participated in the inaugural Alumni Pep Band Night. Adam Kallal, the band director at Newton High School, organized the event in hopes it would become an annual celebration.

Residents gathered for the Newton Homecoming Parade on Sept. 15 in downtown Newton, which concluded with a community pep rally on the west side of the square.

Several bands – including Georgia Thunderbolts, Whitey Morgan & The 78s and headliner The Marshall Tucker Band — performed during the inaugural Wild Cat Country Fest on June 18 in downtown Newton.