Marching Band Reaches Competition Season


I know you’ve heard the horror stories of band camp – the twelve hour days, the heat – and you probably wonder why the band kids even put up with it.  Well, it’s finally the time of year we work so hard for – competition season. This year, we have five competitions, the last one being our home championship. 

Lieutenants this year include Emily Osbourne as drum major, Sawyer Conlon and Anna Konrad-Parisi as assistant drum majors, and Carolyn Wynd, Julia Penella, and Grace Trupia as color guard captains. 

“We are trying many new things this season such as new music and equipment, and have been growing vastly as a program,” says Carolyn Wynd.  “Being a leader in the middle of these changes is a challenge, but a good one to face.”

She speaks for all of the marching band when she adds, “The Verona Marching Maroon and White is a community like no other.”

Drum major Emily Osbourne said “It has been awesome to have the opportunity to lead the Marching Maroon and White throughout this season, and witness how a group can work together to create a great product. I can’t wait to see the growth that will continue this week and to the end of the season!”

According to band director Mr. Lynch, “the 80 proud members of the Verona Marching Maroon & White have met the half way point of our season with a bang!”  Performing our Show “Rings”, featuring the music of the Olympics, Wagner, Lord of the Rings, and, the crowd favorite, Beyonce’s Single Ladies, the band has taken first or second place at each of our first three major competitions, while winning the awards for Best Music, Best Percussion, and Best Color Guard.

Our season culminates at Verona on Saturday, October 26 at the North Jersey School Music Association Marching Band Competition.  Verona will end the show with a 7:51 p.m.performance time.

Come support the band family, and if you’re apart of the Tri-M Music Honors Society at VHS, it is a great opportunity to start earning community service hours! Click here to watch the performance at our previous competition in West Orange!