Cranford High School Cougar Band Takes Top Awards In Competition

The Cranford High School Marching Band placed first in the Music Ensemble and Music Individual categories at the USSBA Gold Show in North Brunswick.


The Cranford High School “Cougar” Marching Band had a strong opening to their competition season this weekend while competing in the United States Scholastic Band Association Gold Show at North Brunswick High School. The band took second place in division 3A (up to 75 members). The band also took first place in the Music Ensemble and Music Individual categories.

The Cranford Band is performing “Motion,” a show combining pieces from “Minimally Speaking” and “Journey of Man” by Richard Saucedo, and including original guard and drill work. The band staff includes director Daniel Chernosky, co-director Richard Donovan, assistants Karen Machoviak, Danny Donovan, and Color Guard director Sue Ulaky. This year’s Drum Major is senior Eamon Cagney.

The Cougars will compete at Ridge High School on the 27 th of October, and will be traveling to New Brunswick, NJ on November 3rd to compete in the USSBA state championships. Tickets may be purchased at the gate or in advance through the USSBA website yea.org.

Lynn Berry October 16, 2012 at 02:16 PM
Great Job Marching Cougars! Everyone is invited to hear the CHS Band and the entire CHS Performing Arts Department at our Opening Gala Concert. This Thursday October 18, 2012 at 7:30 PM CHS Auditorium. Concerts are free and open to the public.


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