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SPFHS Hosts 17th Annual Marching Band Festival

SPFHS performed its 2015 program, Chance Love: Tales Beneath a Persian Moon on Saturday evening.   Credits: John Mooney
Chance Love: Tales Beneath a Persian Moon Credits: John Mooney
Percussion Credits: John Mooney
SPFHS Marching Band Credits: John Mooney
Drummers Credits: John Mooney
Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr and Scotch Plains Mayor Kevin Glover prepare to hand out "The Mayor's Trophy" on Saturday evening. Credits: John Mooney
SPFHS performed its 2015 program, Chance Love: Tales Beneath a Persian Moon. Credits: John Mooney
Asst.Band Director John Gillick, was all smiles after SPHS performed at the Marching Band Festival Credits: John Mooney
SPFHS morning practice session. Credits: John Mooney
SPFHS morning practice session. Credits: John Mooney

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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