NHS Raider Marching Band
About the Raider Band
The Raider Marching Band has a remarkable track record of performances across the United States, including notable appearances at the 2015 and 2018 Taxslayer Bowl in Jacksonville, Florida, where they were even awarded a grand prize of $10,000.
In 2019, the Raider Band achieved 1st Place at the USBands NJ State Championships and an impressive 2nd Place at the USBands National Championships for Group IVA.
Continuing their success, the Raider Band secured 1st Place in the highly competitive 2022 USBands National Championships for Group IIIA. This outstanding achievement led to their promotion to the esteemed Open Class for the upcoming 2023 competition season.
As a charter member of the Herald-News Band Festival, the Raider Band has a rich history of prestigious performances. They have had the privilege of showcasing their talent at various iconic venues, including the 1964 NY Worlds Fair, a halftime show for the NY Jets Football Team at Shea Stadium, and exclusive invitations to perform on the steps of the US Senate Building and the Lincoln Memorial. Additionally, they have had the honor of participating in the Super Bowl XLVIII Half-Time Show alongside Bruno Mars and have been featured in numerous Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Parades in Orlando, Florida.
With their exceptional accomplishments and remarkable performances, the Raider Marching Band continues to captivate audiences and leave a lasting impression wherever they go.
2022-23 Raider Band Staff & Student Leaders
Band Director – Miss Angelina Hamada
Assistant Band Director – Miss Julia Wehrer
Color Guard Caption Head – Miss Kimberly Weitzel
Percussion Caption Head – Mr. Nick Peters
Battery Instructor – Mr. Connor Horwath
Brass Caption Head – Mr. Andrew Mayewski
Drill Design – Mr. Ian Flint
Drum Major – Caroline Ritacco
Assistant Drum Majors - Isabella Gustoso & Kate Buddhani
Guard Captains – Kristen Reilly & Sydney Chang
Flute Section Leaders – Olivia Song & Lauren Cullari
Clarinet Section Leaders – Jacob Caney & Allison Slane
Saxophone Section Leader – Jazel Campomanes
High Brass Section Leader – Isabella Bonilla
Low Bass Section Leader – Andrew Orr
Battery Section Leaders – Ben Coulson & Braden Somers
Pit Section Leaders – Alyanna Maglaqui & Declan O'Driscoll
Fall 2022 Competition Schedule and Results - Group IIIA
September 24 - South Brunswick
1st Place - 80.500 - All Caption Awards
October 1 - Pequannock
1st Place - 83.700 - All Caption Awards
October 15 - Somerville
October 22 - Vernon Township
October 29 - USBands State Championships
November 6 - USBands National Championships