PARSIPPANY — The Parsippany High School Marching Band concluded their award winning season with a finish of third place out of 10 bands at the US Bands Statewide division 3A competition at Somerville High School this past Saturday.
The Marching Redhawks scored 92.68 just behind Lenape High School from Stanhope (score of 92.825) and Seneca High School from Tabernacle (score of 93.36). This concluded their stellar season where they earned second place at US Bands Yamaha Cup at MetLife Stadium, and two first place wins at Mount Olive where they won Best Overall Music, and North Warren where they also were awarded Best in Show of all divisions.
This season’s show “Bollywood” was a fun romp that the band executed with precision and spirit. Director Greg Dalakian summed up the season as such “I am so proud of all the hard work put in by each and every member this year. They always represent PHS with Pride, Honor, and Spirit, and were truly able to bring our show [BOLLYWOOD] to life! I am so thankful for the help of our parent volunteers and band staff. Their assistance directly contributes to the success of our program. This will be a season to remember!”
The band is lead by Senior Drum Majors Matt Gonzalez and Tyler Wyka with Junior Drum Major Eileen Zhang, and Color Guard Senior Captain Tabitha Gessling and Junior Captain Joelle Spirock. Graduating Seniors include Drumline Captain Bon Jean Koo, Soloist and sax leader Anish Kakirde, Tyler Becker, Alex Cerasiello, Kyle Lepore, Riya Sawant, Pam Paguntalan, Jason Punskovsky, and Kristine Yang.