The Highlander Band of Governor Livingston High School will host this year’s 42nd annual “Pageant of Champions” band tournament at 12:30 p.m. Sunday.
Ten high school marching bands from across New Jersey will perform in this competition. The family-friendly event will feature hot food, snacks, baked goods and souvenirs.
Under the direction of Nicholas O’Sullivan, the Highlander Band will be performing their 2013 field show “Shades of Autumn.”
The band pageant tests students with intricate, interwoven maneuvers while they play concert-quality music. High school students undergo an intense training regime aided by advanced choreography software to prepare for the show. In addition, each band wears colorful and elaborate uniforms.
The Highlander Marching Band competed and placed first against the top 32 bands in the Chapter 10 division, winning the 2011 Group 1 Open class Tournament of Bands Atlantic Coast Championship in Hershey, Pa. Chapter 10 encompasses bands from 400 schools in 9 states. This is the Highlanders’ 12th title since 1980.
The $10 entrance ticket and a program highlighting each band are available at the event. Berkeley Heights and Mountainside students wearing School Spirit clothing or Scouts in uniform get in free.
Governor Livingston High School is located at 175 Watchung Blvd., Berkeley Heights. Additional parking is available at Alcatel Lucent off of Glenside Road where shuttle-bus service is available. Handicapped parking is available at the high school.
For directions and more information visit www.highlanderband.org.