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Scotch Plains-Fanwood Marching Band to Host 18th Annual Festival on Saturday, Sept. 17

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SPFHS Raiders Marching Band Performing at 2015 NJ State Championships 
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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Marching Band will welcome nine other New Jersey marching bands to the 18th Annual Marching Band Festival on Saturday, Sept. 17,  starting at 6:00 p.m. at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School (SPFHS).

Admission cost will be $10.00 for adults, $7.00 for students and seniors, including a free program with every paid admission. Food, drinks and 50/50 raffle will be available all evening.  SPFHS is located at 667 Westfield Road, Scotch Plains.  The festival will take place on the varsity field behind the high school at the rear of the parking lot. 

The Festival will include performances by marching bands from, North Plainfield High School, South Plainfield High School, Westfield High School, Cranford High School, Linden High School, West Orange High School, J. P. Stevens High School, East Brunswick High School, Edison High School, and Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School

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The 160 member SPFHS Raiders Marching Band will perform their 2016 show, The Oath – Of Kingdoms and Glory, under the direction of Durand Thomas. Band staff also includes assistant directors John Gillick, Chris DiCarlo and Scott Burrows, color guard director Jackie Tumolo, and assistant Jackie Close. Student drum majors are Simon Oster, Christina Lamagna, and Briana McGowan. 

During the 2016 season, the band plans to perform at SPFHS home and away football games and USBands competitions. In 2014, the SPF Marching Band was the NJ Group 6A State Champion and National Gold Medal Champion. In 2015, SPF Marching Band was the Group 6 Open State Silver Medal Champion. Additional information is available at the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Music Boosters website: spfmusicboosters.org.

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