About the Raider Band

Formerly known as the Nutley High School Cadet Band, the Raider Marching Band has had a distinguished record of performances throughout the United States including most recently at the 2015 and 2018 Taxslayer Bowl in Jacksonville, Florida and the recipient of a $10,000 grand prize.

The Raider Band was a charter member of the Herald-News Band Festival and through its long history has 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, the Super Bowl XLVIII Half-Time Show with Bruno Mars, and for numerous Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Parades in Orlando, Florida.

2019-20 Raider Band Staff & Student Leaders
  • Band Director – Mr. Vincent J. Vicchiariello

  • Assistant Band Director – Ms. Julia Wehrer

  • Color Guard Caption Head – Mr. TJ Kozell

  • Percussion Caption Head – Mr. Nick Peters

  • Battery Instructor – Mr. Connor Horwath

  • Visual Caption Head – Miss Kim Roman

  • Drill Design– Mr. Ian Flint

  • Drum Majors – Zach Mackiewicz * Alex Merritt

  • Guard Captains – Daniella Cabezas & Sonia Parikh

  • Flute Section Leaders – Ava Demerjian & Gabby Mackiewicz

  • Clarinet Section Leaders – Raiza Machado & Paula Sholander

  • Saxophone Section Leaders – Nick Ferraioli & Sophy Vuong

  • High Brass Section Leader – Alexa Forcer

  • Low Bass Section Leaders – Danny Kuczek & Steven Wong

  • Battery Section Leaders – Sevy Villanueva & Caitlyn Yozzo

  • Pit Section Leaders – Bhuvan Dave & Sofia Torres

2019-20 Show - "In Between"

This year, the Nutley Raider Marching Band presents their production entitled "In Between".  The show is presented in four sections; Fugue in G Minor (Little Fugue) by Bach which transitions into Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin, followed by The Hymn of Acxiom by Vienna Teng, an originally composed percussion feature, and concluded with The Great Gig in the Sky by Pink Floyd combined with an original composition.  Wind arrangements/compositions are by Mr. Miguel Bolivar and percussion arrangements/compositions by Mr. Nick Peters & Mr. Connor Horwath.

Our 2019 production entitled "In Between" follows the journey of a young woman who has recently passed.  As she navigates thorough the afterlife, this individual will encounter some of the darkest parts of life after death.  Will she accept this fate of eternal darkness, or will she continue to fight to find the light?

Competition Schedule and Results (Div. IVA)

  • 9/21/19 - Wayne Valley - 1st Place - 75.613

  • 9/21/19 - Vernon Township - 1st Place - 73.375
    Caption Awards: Best Music, Best Percussion

  • 9/28/19 - Pequannock Township- 2nd Place - 80.925
    Caption Awards: Best Overall Effect, Best Percussion, Best Color Guard

  • 10/5/19 - Lenape Valley - 1st Place - 81.86
    Caption Awards: Best Visual, Best Music, Best Overall Effect, Best Percussion, Best Color Guard

  • 10/12/19 - Mt. Olive - 1st Place - 84.875
    Caption Awards: Best Visual, Best Overall Effect, Best Color Guard & Best Percussion

  • 10/19/19 - Ridge - 1st Place - 89.762
    Caption Awards: Best Percussion, Best Visual, Best Music

  • 11/2/19 - USBands NJ State Championships - 1st Place - 95.240
    Caption Awards: Best Visual, Best Music, Best Overall Effect, Best Percussion, Best Color Guard

  • 11/3/19 - US Bands National Championships - Allentown - 2nd Place - 93.990
    Caption Awards: Best Visual, Best Music

Fall Season Rehearsal Schedule

Nutley Raider Band will rehearse on Wednesday and Thursday evenings 5:00pm to 8:30pm..  Marching Band rehearsals begin on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 and will continue as needed through the end of the football season.  A few rehearsals will be added to prepare for the St. Patrick's Day and Memorial Day.

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