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MOMS wins battle of the bands competition

MOMS wins battle of the bands competition

The seventh grade band won Rutgers’ Battle of the Bands Competition. This fall, the students – as part of MOMS eighth grade band – will attend a Rutgers football game and play the Rutgers fight song with the university’s own marching band.

“The students and school community are thrilled for this opportunity,” said Melany McQueeny, the district’s music department chair for grades 6–12. “I am incredibly proud of the work that our music students have been able to accomplish since the pandemic. Winning the Rutgers’ Battle of the Bands will allow us to showcase their hard work, perseverance, and dedication.”

This winter, Rutgers invited all middle school bands throughout the state of New Jersey to participate and submit a video performance of “The Bells Must Ring”, the university’s fight song. According to Rutgers, the video submissions all displayed technical skill, a joy to resume playing together [post COVID], and pride in New Jersey’s flagship institution.

The date of the performance has not been determined as yet.