RANDOLPH, NJ--The Randolph High School Marching Rams put on another fantastic show at the annual USBands Open Class National Championships competition. The competition was held at MetLife Stadium in Rutherford, New Jersey, on November 9, 2019.
This year the RHS Marching Rams’ performance featured the music of “Fire and Ice,” a modern composition that included over 100 band members.
Although the Marching Rams were not eligible to compete, they still received a score for their performance quality. Each band that did compete was able to receive awards for best color guard, best percussion, best music, and best overall band.
“I’ve been in the band for four years,” stated senior Maggie Borinski, the associate drum major for the Marching Rams. “Being able to perform at MetLife for my last show as part of the Randolph Marching Rams really felt like a culmination of all the work, dedication, and enthusiasm I have put into the program.”
“Going into MetLife Stadium, I am most proud of each and every student,” stated Michael Lichtenfeld, the associate director of the Marching Rams. “Every student in the Marching Rams is essential. It’s not like some other sports where there is a ‘bench’ or a ‘bullpen.’ We rely on every student at every rehearsal and performance. When the students of the Marching Rams are united with the same goals at rehearsals and performances, our energy and sound is unrivaled. It’s been a fantastic season.”
“Performing at MetLife Stadium is an unforgettable experience for our students that they will never forget,” stated Nick Fantazzi, the new director of the Marching Rams. “Our entire season has been leading up to this point, and this is what the students have been working towards. I’m very excited to see how our students will perform.”
Editor's Note : Sean Wattman is a student at RHS participating in a journalism program.