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Eighth Annual West Orange High School Marching Band Invitational Delights Crowd, Crowns Verona and Roxbury High Schools Grand Champions

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Eighth Annual West Orange High School Marching Band Invitational, held on Oct. 9 in Suriano Stadium at West Orange High School entertained crowds throughout the day as Class A, AA, AAA, and AAAA bands performed.

The Invitational welcomed bands in the  NJMBDA ( New Jersey Marching Band Directors Association) Circuit, sending the competition season into high gear. The joy of the musicians and color guards as they performed was contagious.

As hosts of the event, West Orange performed in exhibit only. Roxbury High School (A/ AA) and Verona High School (AAA/AAAA) took top honors in the Overall Best of categories.

Class A Festival 

Festival Participation Award - Dover High School 
Class A
1st place - Wayne Valley High School, score of 78.5, winning captions for outstanding visual performance and general effect
2nd place - Glen Ridge HS, score of 77.0, winning caption for outstanding music performance
3rd place - West Morris Mendham HS, score of 73.2
4th place - Morris Knolls HS, score of 71.2
5th place - North Plainfield HS, score of 69.2
6th place - Pompton Lakes HS, score of 56.8
Class AA
1st place - Roxbury HS, score of 86.0, winning captions for best visual, best effect, and best music 
2nd place - Morris Hills HS, score of 83.6
3rd place - Piscataway HS, score of 79.1
4th place - Parsippany HS, score of 75.5
5th place - Columbia HS, score of 72.0
6th place - Lakeland Regional HS, score of 63.9
Class A & AA Best Overall Awards (Best Music, Best Effect, Best Visual) & Mayor's Overall Grand Champion - Roxbury High School 
Class AAA
1st place - Verona High School, score 86.3, winning captions for outstanding music, visual, and effect
2nd place - Ridgewood HS, score of 80.4
3rd place - Morristown HS, score of 77.2
4th place - Randolph HS, score of 77.1 
5th place - Livingston HS, score of 75.7
Class AAAA
1st place -Scotch Plains Fanwood HS, score of 79.1, winning captions for best music, best effect and best visual
Class AAA/AAAA Overall Awards 
Best Overall Music - Scotch Plains Fanwood HS
Best overall Effect , Best Overall Visual - Verona HS
Mayor's Overall Grand Champion - Verona HS 
See all the photos from the Invitational HERE.
Roxbury High School
Roxbury High School
Verona High School
Verona High School
WOHS Marching Band
West Orange rocked out in their exhibition performance.
Cynthia Cumming
Oct. 11, 2021