MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morristown High School Band opened their competitive season earning 2nd place at the Edison Festival of Marching, 1st place at the Hunterdon Central Competition and 2nd place in the Piscataway Superchief Festival.
On October 5, the band, which consists of 90 members, will be competing at the Yamaha Cup at Metlife Stadium. Their show, called "Discover", features music called Reflections of Earth.
"Each week our goal is to keep making our show better and better", stated David Gallagher, Director of Bands at Morristown High School. "Refining the drill, adding visuals, and perfecting the music. This is the second time that we are doing a show based on one piece of music which is a unique way to put together an entire marching band production".
To make each show better and better the band has set a goal of getting new instruments and equipment to replace old and broken ones and to also meet the needs of the growing enrollment.
"The school has helped to purchase new drum major podiums, our music boosters raised money to purchase a new Tuba, and through the amazing generosity of the Morris Educational Foundation we are getting a new marimba, a new xylophone, and a new vibraphon, said Gallaher.
After the Yamaha Cup the MHS band will compete in the Mt. Olive Competition.
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