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SPFHS Hosts 17th Annual Marching Band Festival

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SPFHS performed its 2015 program, Chance Love: Tales Beneath a Persian Moon on Saturday evening.   Credits: John Mooney
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Chance Love: Tales Beneath a Persian Moon Credits: John Mooney
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Percussion Credits: John Mooney
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SPFHS Marching Band Credits: John Mooney
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Drummers Credits: John Mooney
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Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr and Scotch Plains Mayor Kevin Glover prepare to hand out "The Mayor's Trophy" on Saturday evening. Credits: John Mooney
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SPFHS performed its 2015 program, Chance Love: Tales Beneath a Persian Moon. Credits: John Mooney
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Asst.Band Director John Gillick, was all smiles after SPHS performed at the Marching Band Festival Credits: John Mooney
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SPFHS morning practice session. Credits: John Mooney
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SPFHS morning practice session. Credits: John Mooney
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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- It was like a Super Bowl for high school marching bands as Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School hosted its 17th annual Marching Band Festival on Saturday, Sept. 19. 

Participants included high school marching bands from Neptune, Cranford, South Plainfield, East Brunswick, North Plainfield, Westfield, Weehawken, and Edison. SPFHS performed its 2015 program, Chance Love: Tales Beneath a Persian Moon. Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr and Scotch Plains Mayor Kevin Glover helped present trophies to the winning bands.

"I would like to recognize all of the seniors on the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Marching Unit," said Dr. David Heisey, principal of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School. "Your four years of participation is commednable and will provide you with lasting memories."

"All of the bands gathered here today are truly impressive," said SPFK12 Superintendent Dr. Margaret Hayes. "We commend the students and their directors for the many hours of hard work and dedication needed to mater the music and complex routines."

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