BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Highlander Marching Band ended their competitive season placing second of 17 bands in attendance in the TOB Group II Open Atlantic Coast Championships on Sunday, November 3 in Hershey, PA. They scored 97.7, an all-time school record-breaking high score.   

Under the direction of Band Director Nicholas O'Sullivan, the Highlander Marching Band performed their field show "Light Prevails" which depicts light triumphing over dark. "This year's show is designed more specifically at achieving visual and musical effects so that we can be more competitive," said O'Sullivan.  

"At our regional and state championships, the band captured all of the specialty awards including best music, best visual, percussion, and color guard," he said. 

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On October 19th, the band won first place in Group II Open, for the fourth consecutive year, with a score of 93.7 at the TOB New Jersey State Championships at Toms River North High School. The band won both best music and best visual.

On October 20th, the band won first place in Group II Open with a score of 95.55 at the Region 10 Championships at West Essex Regional High School. The band won best music, best visual, best color guard, and best percussion.

In addition to the competition schedule, the Highlander Band can also be seen performing at the Gov. Livingston football games and they participate in community-wide, among other events.

View the Highlander Marching Band's 2019 Field Show "Light Prevails"  beginning at mark 01:52:45.( Video by GLTV from Pageant of Champions hosted by Gov. Livingston High School).