North Jersey Marchers To Take The Field in Roxbury at Band Classic

Roxbury Classic Logo Designed by RHS Band student Meghan Spino
Roxbury's Marching Gaels perform the National Anthem at the Roxbury Classic Credits: Mark Miller Studios
The Roxbury Color Guard and the RHS Marching Gaels at the Roxbury Classic in 2016 Credits: Mark Miller Studios
Parent Volunteers are a key ingredient for a successful Roxbury Marching Band Classic Credits: Mark Miller Studios
Come see a musical extravaganza under the lights at the Roxbury Marching Band Classic, Saturday, September 23rd, from 5:30 pm -9 pm at Roxbury High School, One Bryan Drive, Succasunna, NJ Credits: Mark Miller Studios

ROXBURY, NJ - Enjoy an evening of musical entertainment great for the whole family. The festive, upbeat and supportive atmosphere of the 9th Annual Roxbury Marching Band Classic (Roxbury Classic) will offer spectators an opportunity to experience a diverse range of performances resplendent with lively color guard routines, dynamic marching formations and compelling musical compositions.

The Roxbury Classic, a competition of local and regional high school marching bands, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 23 at Roxbury High School. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. with a competition step-off time of 5:45 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 general admission; $8 senior citizens/students with ID and FREE for children 4 years old and younger.

The two Roxbury High School host marching bands will participate as non-competing exhibition ensembles at this year's Roxbury Classic. The Marching Gaels consists of a highly dedicated group of students determined to present a top notch performance and compete in both local and regional marching band competitions.

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The award winning Roxbury Marching Gaels are proud to present their 2017 field show, “Ascend” featuring music by Anthony O'Toole, Eric Whitacre, David Beidenbender and Jay Bocook. The Gaels are proud to welcome Scott Slutter, music arrangements, and Bobby Jones, drill design, to their 2017 design team. Through exciting music, drill, and choreography as well as innovative use of props and electronics, the Gaels will explore a journey that takes the viewer through the sky and above the clouds. 

The Marching Gaels are a symbol of pride and excellence for the school and community. 

The Roxbury Sound was formed in 2012 to allow students to participate who were unable or did not wish to commit to the grueling schedule of the competition band. The Roxbury Sound performs a crowd pleasing, high-energy half-time show at all home football games and is a symbol of school spirit and entertainment for the school and community. Strengthening this atmosphere of unity, at the end of each home game, no matter the outcome, the Roxbury Sound plays the Roxbury HS Alma Mater while the entire football team gathers by the bleachers in solidarity to salute their school.

The Roxbury Sound will perform the exhibition finale at the 2017 Roxbury Classic this year.

Competing Marching Bands  Chatham High School 

Verona High School

Mendham High School

Hackensack High School 

West Orange High School    






Morris Hills High School

Mount Olive High School

Dover High School


Host Bands

Roxbury Marching Gaels

Roxbury Sound Football Band


The RHSPBA welcome back New Jersey radio personality Bob Williams, who will lend his talents as an accomplished announcer and DJ to be the "voice" of the Roxbury Classic.

Vendor booths offering candy & air grams, baked goods and a 50/50 raffle will be available. Beverages snacks and other edibles can be purchased from the large, well-stocked concession stand. Amenities include ample parking with convenient handicap spaces and indoor restrooms. A detailed Rain Contingency Plan is in place in the event of inclement weather.

The event is hosted by the Roxbury HS Band Parents Association (RHSBPA) along with the High School Instrumental Program, led by Jeffrey Conrad, RHS Band Director.

Proceeds benefit all Roxbury High School band ensembles. For more information about this event and the Roxbury Instrumental Program, visit

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