NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council honored the New Providence High School Marching Band for yet another successful season at its Monday, Jan. 27 meeting. Mayor Al Morgan read a proclamation recognizing the 144 band members and its two managers.

The band participated in the USBands New Jersey State Championships at Hillsborough High School on Oct. 30 and placed first in Group 6A. It received special awards for Best Overall Visual Performance, Best Overall General Effect, Best Overall Music and Best Overall Color Guard. “This marked the band’s 12th State Championship in the last 18 years,” the proclamation read.

The band also participated in the USBands A-Class National Championships at J. Birney Crum Stadium in Allentown, Pennsylvania on Nov. 2. There the band placed first in Group 6A and received special awards for Best Overall Visual Performance, Best Overall General Effect, Best Overall Music and Best Overall Color Guard. “This placement marks the 6th A-Class National Championship in the last 9 years,” Morgan said as he congratulated the band members on their extraordinary season.

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Morgan also noted that the continued success of the marching band is ever more amazing, because New Providence is a small school district. Yet, the school outperforms their peers from much larger schools year after year. Additionally, Morgan extended his gratitude to the parents of the New Providence students who support them in their extra-curricular activities.

Two new Class II Special Police Officers Christopher Aversa and Robert Moran took the oath of office at the meeting. Aversa is a retired sergeant from Scotch Plains Police Department and Moran retired as lieutenant from the Union County Police Department.