MORRISTOWN, NJ- The Morristown High School Marching Band began the 2018 season by placing second in the Festival of Marching Competition this past weekend at Edison High School. The MHS Band received a score of 78.275. First place was awarded to North Brunswick Township who scored 78.775.

The 101 member band performed Arabesque with music by Samuel Hazo, earning awards for Best Visual, and Best Overall Effect.

"This is the largest the band has been in several years", said David Gallagher, MHS Marching Band Director. "We have an amazing group of students this year. The 28 seniors are setting a great example for the underclassmen and laying a strong foundation for the band to continue to build on".

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MHS performed against 15 high schools; including host Edison High School, Leanape Valley Regional High School, Bridgewater-Raritan High School, Immaculata High School, John Pl Stevens High School, Northern Valley Regional High School at Demarest, Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, Walt Witman High School, Tottenville High School, Glen Ridge High School, East Brunswick High School, Chatham High School, Allentown High School, Linden High School, and North Brunswick Township High School.

"The show this year has many firsts for us including props and sound effects", said Gallagher. "All of the students have really risen to the occasion with a very difficult show and I am excited to see how they perform this season". 

This weekend's competition is the first of the season for the colonials. MHS will participate in five competitions this season culminating with the State Championships at Rutgers University on October 27.


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