MONTVILLE, NJ - The Montville Township High School Marching Band hosted a competition last Sunday, Oct. 5 at the high school.  There were performances by 10 bands from all over the state including Parsippany, Mahwah, and Bloomfield. While the Montville band didn’t compete, it did perform its new program, “Journey Through the Seasons.”  (Read more about the new program here)

Marching band director Ken Korlishin commented, “We are really excited to report that the 10th Annual Mustang Classic Marching Band Competition was a huge success. On behalf of the band, I’d like to send a special thanks to the event co-chairs Mike McGuire and Kathleen Haft, and all of the many parent volunteers that made this happen. It was definitely a day to remember.”

Bands competed in the following categories: Visual, Color Guard, Music, Percussion and Overall Effect. According to the U.S. Bands website, two bands competed in Group 2 A, and Wayne Valley High School was determined the winner. Only one band competed in Group 3 A, Bloomfield High School. Only one band competed in Group 3 Open, Fair Lawn High School.

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Three bands competed in Group 4 A, and Northern Highlands achieved first place and won the Percussion, Music, and Overall Effect categories. Parsippany High School came in second, but won the high scores for Visual and Color Guard. Mahwah High School came in third. In Group 4 Open, North Warren High School was the lone band.

Bergenfield High School performed a Judged Exhibition in Festival Class along with host band Montville Township High School.

Korlishin further commented, “I am very fortunate to have been a part of this. It was a great day of music, family, and friendship.”