WEST ORANGE, NJ – Celebrating its 36th anniversary, the Morris Knolls High School Golden Eagles Marching Band will host the Garden State Gold Marching Band Competition on Saturday, October 22, 2011. This Competition will take place at Morris Knolls High School’s Caruso Field located at 50 Knoll Drive in Rockaway, NJ.  In the event of inclement weather the competition will be held at Morris Knolls High School Gymnasium. 
The West Orange High School Marching Band is one of eighteen area bands that will be competing in this Gold Star United States Scholastic Band Association (USSBA) sanctioned tournament. Other participating schools include, Bayonne, Pompton Lakes, Rutherford, Parsippany Hills, Oceanside, Pequannock Township, North Warren, Woodbridge, Hanover Park, Linden, Montville, Morris Hills, Parsippany, Ridgewood, Northern Highlands, Union, and Fair Lawn. 
This event will also include a special recognition of all Morris Knolls Marching Band Alumni.  As such we encourage any and all Alumni and their parents to attend this special Competition so they can be recognized and honored for their roles in making the Morris Knolls Marching Band a Championship caliber band!   

The first band will perform at 3:10 PM and the last band will perform at 8:30 PM followed by the Alumni recognition and awards ceremony.  Awards for the participating High School Bands will include placement in each group along with special awards for best visual, music, overall effect, Color Guard and Percussion. Admission is $10.00 and includes a Competition Program.  Seniors and Students Admission is $5 but does not include a Competition Program.  
To learn more about this event please call Frank Giarratano at (973) 615-1530 or Todd Silverman (973) 810-2684.