Annual Beats of the Borough Band Competition at MHS Sunday Sept 25

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The Pride of Metuchen Marching Band will host the Second  "Beats in the Borough" Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 1 to 4pm.  Over six high-profile high School Marching Bands from around the Garden State will perform at Metuchen High School, 400 Grove Avenue, Metuchen. This is an annual Tournament of Bands Outdoor Competition hosted by the MHS Marching Band. A wide array of concessions will accompany the remarkable music and outstanding competition. Thrill to the thunderous beats of The Pride of Metuchen and other bands including J.P. Stevens, Perth Amboy,and Weehawken and the whimsical choreography of their accompanying Color Guards as the audience cheers the high-quality entertainment of the field shows.  Over 300 students will participate in the program. Admission is $10,  $7 for senior citizens and students under 18, $5 for children 5-12  and under 5 are free.

TOB, Tournament of Bands, is one of the largest competitive band organizations in

the United States.  The Metuchen High School Marching Band under the direction of

John Messenger is composed of 85 dedicated music students who perform every

weekend throughout the fall. The highlight of the 2015 season saw The Pride of Metuchen win the Tournament of Bands Group 3A Atlantic Coast Championships on October 31st in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. They achieved a score of  94.01 against bands from New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland. The Pride of Metuchen also received awards for high music, high visual, best drum line and best color guard. The band is now allowed to compete in the open, or expert, class this coming season. 

The competition is hosted with dedicated assistance by the Metuchen High School

Music Parents Organization and benefits the Metuchen music program, an award-winning district-wide curriculum that gives all students a change to learn a musical instrument and work together in a variety of ensembles and orchestras from third through twelfth grade. For further information, please contact Jana Siciliano, Publicity Chair for Beats in the Borough 2016.

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