Raider Band Kicks Off 2019 Season with 1st Place Finishes
The Nutley Raider Marching Band under the direction of Mr. Vincent Vicchiariello and Drum Majors Zach Mackewicz and Alex Merritt kicked off the 2019 Marching Band season with 1st Place finishes at their first two competitions on Saturday, September 21.
At Wayne Valley they received a score of 75.613 and later that evening at Vernon Township HS, received a score of 73.375. Their next competition is scheduled for Saturday, September 28 at Pequannock Township High School.
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?