Marching band takes third at national competition

Vernon. The Viking Marching Band completed its fall 2019 season in Allentown Pa., finishing third with a score of 92.165 at the USBands National Competition.

07 Nov 2019 | 01:45

The Vernon Township High School Viking Marching Band finished third at the USBands National Competition with a score of 92.165 on Sunday, Nov. 3 in Allentown, Pa., to complete the fall 2019 season.

USBands scores each band on a 100 point scale. Bands may also be given one or more Caption Awards. The Vikings were awarded the Cadets Award of Excellence at the NJ State Competition on Saturday, Nov. 2 at Somerville High School. The Cadets Award of Excellence recognizes the Viking’s achievement in creativity, performance & overall effect. In a tightly scored competition, the Vikings proudly took third place with a score of 92.89 - a mere fraction of a point from the second place score of 92.970.

The Viking Band and Color Guard executed a program of three musical movements, showcasing soloists in thematic props designed to evoke images worthy of the title, “An Arabian Night.”

Season Results
Sept. 28 Pequannock High School
1st Place out of 2 bands
Awarded Best Music and Best Visual
Oct. 5: Yamaha Cup at MetLife Stadium
3rd Place out of 11 Bands
Awarded Best Music
Oct. 12: at Mt. Olive High School
2nd Place out of 4 Bands
Awarded Best Music
Oct. 19: Ridge High School
2nd Place out of 5 Bands
Awarded Best Overall Effect and Best Color Guard
Nov. 2: NJ State Championships at Somerville High School
3rd Place out of 9 Bands
Awarded The Cadets Award of Excellence
Nov. 3: USBands A Class National Championships in Allentown, PA:
3rd Place out of 14 Bands