SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - This past weekend the Tiger Marching band performed at MetLife stadium as part of the Yamaha Cup put on by USBands. The band competed early in the chilly morning on Saturday and was the first band on the field for the day long competition. Despite the cold the band brought the heat and rocked the stadium with their 2016 show Distorted Dreams. Competing in the class of IIIA the band scored a 79.450 continuing their season long climb in points. Out of the 16 bands in competition the band placed 11th, with the Percussion section taking 3rd overall in the class.
After competing, the band went back inside the stadium to watch all the other bands in the class perform. At noon the South Plainfield Music Boosters hosted a fantastic tailgate picnic for the students before heading over to the awards ceremony at MetLife central right outside the stadium.
“I am extremely proud of the band’s accomplishment at this event, they got up early and put on a fantastic show,” said Ryan Dore, Director of Bands. “The kids were so excited about performing in Metlife Stadium; it really was an awesome opportunity.” The next competition is the NJ IIIA State Competition at Rowan University on Sunday Oct. 23rd. Competition beings at 3:30 and SPHS takes the field at 5:50 and awards are at 9:45pm.