WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School Marching Mountaineers took second place at the State Championships held at Rutgers University this weekend with a score of 92.4875.
The Mountaineers also top took honors for Best Visual Performance.
Hillsborough High School edged out the Mountaineers with a score of 93.600 to win first place in the Group V Open Class Competition. Open Class bands are considered "seasoned ensembles that demonstrate expanded skill sets and are adjudicated on a scale supporting intermediate to advanced skills,” according to US Bands.
On Saturday, the Mountaineers travel to Old Bridge High School for the New Jersey Regional Championship.