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New Providence High School Marching Band Wins State Championship for Second Consecutive Year

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NPHS Marching Band is crowned Division Champion, receiving a score of 93.41 Saturday afternoon at Rutgers University. Credits: Jennifer Pagano
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Credits: Jennifer Pagano
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Credits: Jennifer Pagano
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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The New Providence High School Marching Band has won the State Championship in their division, for the second year in a row. The 2015 State Champions returned to High Point Solutions Stadium Saturday afternoon. Under a gloomy sky and a sprinkle of showers, the band performed their “Cityscape” show and won first place, retaining their title as the 2016 State Champions in their division.

Under the direction of Band Director Michael Niedziejko and Assistant Band Director Donald Baker, the 156 members of the NPHS Marching Band stepped onto the football field at Rutgers University to a deafening roar from the crowd, which was filled with New Providence residents. The band placed first in Group 6A with a score of 93.41, and received special caption awards of Best Music, Best Overall Effect, Best Percussion and Best Visual.

Michael Neidziejko, reflected on the season so far, after the Yamaha Cup win last week, “The season is progressing well.  With 53 rookies out of 156 total members, we took a slower, more pedantic approach in the beginning this season to teach and reinforce basic skills," said Neidziejko. "That take is seemingly paying off as veteran members have helped serve as positive examples for our younger and rookie members.”  He continued, “We also have a talented and dedicated staff that maximizes student growth in a positive and efficient manner and we have the support of parents and administration to facilitate functioning in a way that benefits the students.”

Next up for the NPHS Marching Band is a competition at Ridge High School on October 29th and the National Championships on November 5th.

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