WEST ORANGE, NJ – Capping off another stellar competition season, the West Orange High School (WOHS) Marching Mountaineers recently captured the North Jersey School Music Association (NJSMA) Northern NJ Regional Championship with their performance of "Which Witch"
In addition to garnering one of the highest end-of-season scores in WOHS history with 95.00 and earning the first place trophy for Group AAA, the band also took home the top awards for Best Overall Band, Best Overall Music, Best Overall Visual, Best Overall Percussion and Best Overall Color Guard.
As he congratulated the Marching Mountaineers on this accomplishment, WOHS band director Lew Kelly also thanked the members of the WOHS Music Boosters and the district administration for all of their support.
The Marching Mountaineers’ fall program, "Which Witch," included the following:
- “Selections from the musical Wicked,” by Stephen Schwartz
- “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” by Paul Dukas
- “I’ve Put A Spell On You,” by Jay Hawkins
- “Night on Bald Mountain,” by Modest Mussorgsky
- “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic,” by Sting
Although the fall competition season is at its end, the WOHS marching band’s journey continues, as the football team has also had a strong showing this season and recently solidified a bid for the North Jersey, Group 5 playoffs.
Now unofficially in the ninth position among the 16 North Jersey, Group 5 teams that would qualify for the playoffs, the West Orange football will also host Barringer on Friday at 7 p.m. in a regular-season matchup.
When the Marching Mountaineers take over the turf during halftime, they will do so as North Jersey champions.
Pictured above with their trophies from the regional competition, which was held at Verona High School, are the senior members of the WOHS Marching Band and Color Guard.
The seniors this year included the following students:
Ziyanna Amanuel Gita Anand Lily Carter Sofia Cordoba Mazen Dahroug Ruth Donagher Vincent Egan Damilare Femi-Akanbi Anika Fernandes Julia Giovine Paul Godinez Ulices Gonzalez Brielle Hunter Khristian Jarvis-Squire Alexandra Kicior Vanassa Lafleur Stanley Lim Jennifer Maciejak Melanie Maciejak Chloe Mengden Haneefah Muhammad Kevin Ng Abigail Oliver Nathaniel Randolph Amy Reznik Shrey Sanghvi Bryan Singer Arthi Sivendra Kiley Smith Israel Soto Jhiana Sutton Justin Vahalla Matthew Veal Anayelli Vigo