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the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, This past weekend the RHS Marching Band placed second out of 19 bands at the USBands National Championships Competition, held in Allentown, PA, with a score of 95.8375. The band was also awarded the “Cadets Award of Excellence” in recognition of the band’s creativity, performance, overall effect, and professionalism on and off the field.
Ridgewood HS Marching Band Places Second Place At NJ State Championships
the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, On Saturday, October 28, the RHS Marching Band competed at the USBands NJ State Championships at Rutgers University. The band was awarded second place in group 5A with a score of 90.9375. The band was also awarded the 2017 Esprit de Corps Award, which is given by the United States Marine Corps to the band that best demonstrates pride, professionalism, and patriotism. The RHSMB will conclude their competitive season in Allentown, Pennsylvania, at J. Birney Crum Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 4, hoping to take the crown at USBands National Championships.
RHS MARCHING BAND INVITES MIDDLE SCHOOL MUSICIANS TO PRACTICE, PIZZA AND PLAY: Student musicians in grades seven and eight are invited to practice with the RHS Marching Band on Friday, September 30, enjoy dinner together with the band, and then play at the football game that evening. RSVP to RHS Marching Band Director John Luckenbill by Wednesday, September 28 (201-670-2800, ext. 20744 or [email protected]).
RHS Marching Band Steps to Success
The RHS Marching Band just finished their competitive season in Allentown, PA at US Bands National Championships, where they came in second place out of 17 competing teams.
The RHS Marching Band earned a score of 96.050 in Group IVA competition and was also awarded ”The Cadets Award of Excellence” in recognition of the band’s achievement in Creativity, Performance and Overall Effect.
The band has had a very successful competitive season this year, placing first in September at Pequannock High School, winning the award for Best Music, and placing first at JP Stevens High School, sweeping the caption awards for Best Music, Best Visual and Best Overall effect.
They also placed first at Jackson Memorial’s “Showcase of Champions” in October. The band won the caption awards for Best Music and Best Overall Effect, as well as the Esprit de Corps award. Also in October, the band performed at Rutgers University for US Bands NJ State Championships, placing third out of 13 bands, and winning the caption award for Best Visual.
The RHS Marching Band also took third place out of 13 bands the US Bands Yamaha Cup, held at MetLife Stadium in November. The band scored a 91.413 and won the caption award for Best Color Guard with a score of 398/400.
The band, under the direction of John Luckenbill, still has a few performances left. Their remaining performance schedule is below:
Monday, November 24 – Legends Classic Band at the Barclay’s Center
Tuesday, Nov. 25 – Legends Classic Band at the Barclay’s Center
Friday, December 5 – Downtown for the Holidays Performance
RHS MARCHING BAND INVITES SEVENTH AND EIGHTH GRADERS
The Ridgewood High School Marching Band is holding RHS Marching Band Day on Thursday, October 2 for all interested seventh and eighth grade students. The event is designed to give middle school students an introduction to RHS Marching Band. They will practice with the band starting at 4:30 p.m. and play with the band at the night game at 7 p.m. Dinner will be provided. Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 1 to RHS Marching Band Director John Luckenbill at 201-670-2800, ext. 20744 or [email protected]