by Tammy Garcia
JACKSON-The Jackson Liberty Marching Band are your 2017 NJ STATE CHAMPIONS! This is the first time in the school’s short history the band has held the title of State Champions! The students and staff are ecstatic. Senior Mike DeBlasi said, “The feeling when we heard our name announced as state champions was a rush of emotions.” This will certainly be a memory that will last forever.” Scott Katona, the band’s director said, “We have great students, parents, and staff who all worked extremely hard to make this show a memorable one. I’ve been their biggest fan all year and am extremely proud of their accomplishments.”
The Liberty band has had an eventful 2017 season. It started with leading our very own Miss New Jersey down the Atlantic City Boardwalk in the famous Miss America Parade. They also performed in the opening ceremonies for New York City Pulaski Day. At various band competitions, the received five Best Overall Grand Champion Awards which includes Best Music, Best Percussion, and Best Colorguard. In two weeks the band will travel to Harrisburg PA to compete in the Atlantic Coast Championship.
Make sure you tune your televisions to 6ABC on Thanksgiving Day as the Jackson Liberty Band was the only band chosen to do a live performance and “mini” field show in the 2017 Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade!