Mr. Lester Hrbek was the Nutley High School Band Director from 1956 to 1986.


During his 30 years of teaching, the Raider Band became a charter member of the Herald-News Band Festival and also had the privilege of performing at the 1964 NY World's Fair, at a halftime Show for the NY Jets Football Team at Shea Stadium, and performed by invitation on the steps of the US Senate Building and the Lincoln Memorial, and for numerous Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Parades in Orlando, Florida.


After retiring from teaching, Mr. Hrbek moved to Bricktown where he continued as a member of the Executive Board with the North Jersey Band Festival until his death in 2013.

Scholarship Recipients
  • 2019 - Evan Harzer, Thais Jimenez, Anthony Meola and Athina Pramgioulis

  • 2018 - Hannie Dahanuwala, Nicholas Harabedian and Saiyam Roy

  • 2017 - Amy Cimminisi, Ian Frobose, Sophia Pramgioulis and Anthony Salimbene

  • 2016 - Anthony Costa and Marlena Cugliari

  • 2015 - Nicholas Cela, Sabrina Lopez and Brandon O'Brien

  • 2014 - Josh Idio, John Salimbene and Eric Dieterle

  • 2013 - Zach Calluori, Christopher Cela, Michele Mayrer, David Roghanian, Alex Sabo and Amanda Ly

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