The Verona Marching Maroon and White participated in the New Jersey State Marching Band Championships on Saturday, November 5, in Union. With an outstanding score of 96.725 they placed second in the state.
The band was also awarded The New Cadets Award of Excellence for a Marching Band. The US Scholastic Band Association (USSBA) and The Cadets recognize one band for achievement in effect, creativity and pursuit of excellence. Verona’s Marching Maroon and White, under the direction of Erik Lynch, heads next to the USSBA National Championship, which will take place in Allentown on Saturday November 12.
Photo courtesy John McClellen
Here’s a description of the Cadet Award:
Congratulations to the Verona High School Marching Band and everyone responsible for this great season. Looking forward to Nationals on Nov 12th.
Off to Allentown today for Nationals- Best of Luck to the Verona Marching Maroon and White! I have been filled with awe and immense pride to watch all of you perform since that first run-through I watched back in August. I hope you all have a great time tonight!