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Wayne Hills Marching Band Concludes Competitive Season

By Jimmy He, Assistant Junior Editor

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The Wayne Hills Patriot Marching Band recently concluded their 2018 competitive season after performing their show, Deception, at the Bloomingfield competition on October 30th.

The week before on October 20th, the band hosted the thirty-seventh annual Evening of the Marching Arts Festival, where they received a Silver rating for their performance.

Sophomore Aidan LaRusso, a tenor saxophone player, says, “I fell like it was a good performance for us and we won our performance.”

Sponsored by NJMEA and hosted at Wayne Hills High School, the competition was comprised of twenty-one marching bands from across the state. Other the majority of competitions, each band was graded based on an individual set of standards and received either a Bronze, Silver, or Gold rating rather than placing among other competing bands.

Junior Kiera Budris, one of the man spectator’s of the competition, said she “liked how interested all the music, people, and flags were.”

The week after, the band competing in their final competition of the season at Bloomfield High School, placing first in their group and overall.

They received a Superior rating, as well as caption awards for best music in group four and overall, best percussion in group four and overall, as well as best color guard in group four.

Junior trombone player Cheyenne Ajebe commented, “We did the best we could. Overall our competetive season was really good. I’m very proud of our band this year because we pushed ourselves very hard.”

While their competitive season has concluded, the band is still supporting the Wayne Hills Football Team through playoff games and are already excited for the next season to begin.

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