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.

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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