GLHS Hosts 52nd Annual Pageant of Champions Marching Band Tournament

GLHS Hosts Annual Marching Band Tournament

Governor Livingston High School hosted the 52nd Annual Pageant of Champions Marching Band Tournament in October.

Seven marching bands, including Governor Livingston, were in attendance. GLHS was scored in a judged exhibition with a 90.2, their highest score this season. The GLHS marching band, led by Band Director Nicholas O’Sullivan, performed a show that was themed ‘Moments in the Park’ and featured Eleanor Rigby by Cody Fry, Come Together by The Beatles/Gary Clark Jr., I Hear a Symphony by Cody Fry, To Build a Home by The Cinematic Orchestra, arranged by Jeff Chambers.

According to the event program, the 2023 Field Show, “Moments in the Park”, tells a story through music and dance of a tranquil afternoon, the rain slowly starting to subside, when strangers convene in a park, finding themselves drawn to the same weathered benches. As the day goes on strangers find their paths intersecting in the serene park. As strangers meet, momentary awkwardness dissolves into conversation, laughter, and sharing tales of interests and dreams. As the sun dipped below the horizon, the park transformed into their unexpected rendezvous, reminding them that sometimes, beautiful connections bloom when strangers cross paths.

In addition, this past summer the Highlander Marching Band returned to international performance touring for the first time since 2018. The band performed in a “static parade” with other bands from around the world as a part of the Royal International Tattoo Pre-Show on Canada Day near the Citadel in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Read more about this exciting trip in this article from the student newspaper The Highlander:

Photos courtesy of the Dy Family

Tagged with: , ,