RAIDER MARCHING BAND

About the Raider 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.

 

In 2019, the Raider Band received 1st Place at USBands NJ State Championships and 2nd Place at USBands National Championships for Group IVA.

​2021-22 Raider Band Staff & Student Leaders

  • Band Director – Mr. Vincent J. Vicchiariello

  • Assistant Band Director – Dr. James Riley

  • Color Guard Caption Head – Ms. Kimberly Weitzel

  • Percussion Caption Head – Mr. Nick Peters

  • Battery Instructor – Mr. Connor Horwath

  • Visual Caption Head – Ms. Samantha Andrejcisk

  • Drill Design – Mr. Ian Flint

  • Music Arranger – Mr. Miguel Bolivar

  • ​Drum Major – Ethan Ramos

  • Assistant Drum Majors - Caroline Ritacco

  • Guard Captains – Diogo Ramirez & Danielle Scott

  • Flute Section Leader – Isabella Gustoso

  • Clarinet Section Leaders – Jacob Caney & Brendan Gaschke

  • Saxophone Section Leader – Jack Bumpus

  • High Brass Section Leaders – Justin Wrege & Dorian Wylde

  • Low Bass Section Leader – Andrew Orr

  • Battery Section Leaders – Ben Coulson & Roger Dieterle

  • Pit Section Leaders – Alyanna Maglaqui & Ethan Tran

Fall 2021 Competition Schedule and Results

  • September 25 - South Brunswick (USBands)

  • October 2 - Randolph (NJMBDA)

  • October 9 - Woodbridge (NJMBDA)

  • October 16 - Mt. Olive (USBands)

  • October 23 - Vernon Township (USBands)

  • October 30 - USBands State Championships

  • October 31 - NJMBDA State Championships

  • November 6 - USBands National Championships

Past Results 

2019 scores - 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

2018 scores - div. IVA

  • 9/22/18 - Montville Township
    1st Place - 79.350
  • 9/22/18 - Lenape Valley Regional
    1st Place - 78.250
  • 9/29/18 - Wayne Valley
    2nd Place - 81.125 (Best Guard and Percussion)
  • 10/6/18 - Pequannock Township
    2nd Place - 86.725 (Best Percussion)
  • 10/13/18 - Mt. Olive
    2nd Place - 86.900 (Best Percussion)
  • 10/20/18 - North Warren
    1st Place - 90.550 (All Caption Awards)
  • 10/28/18 - USBands State Championships - Old Bridge
    3rd Place - 93.6125 (Best Overall Effect and Percussion)
  • 11/4/18 - US Bands National Championships - Allentown
    3rd Place - 95.7000 (Best Percussion)