Marching Band

The West Milford Highlander Marching Band has a long history of excellence and success in competitions within the state of New Jersey and along the East Coast.  The Highlander Band is comprised of approximately 120 members and is considered to be one of the premier marching bands in New Jersey.  The ensemble has embarked on 5 performance tours of England and Scotland, an experience unique to the Highlander Band.  In addition to local performances and competitions, the band has been featured throughout the East Coast, Florida, Canada, and in Europe.

Recent Awards

  • 2018 USBands National Champions Group VA

  • 2018 USBands NJ State Champions, Group VA

  • 2018 US Marine Corps Esprit de Corps Award.

  • 2018 USBands Yamaha Cup, Group VA Champions

  • 2017 USBands NJ State Champions, Group VA

  • 2017 USBands Yamaha Cup, Group VA Champions

  • 2015 USBands NJ State Champions, Group VA

  • 2015 Yamaha Cup, Group VA, Champions, MetLife Stadium

  • 2013 North Jersey Independent Marching Band Circuit Champions

  • 2004-2012, 2014-2018 1st Place "Under the Stars" (Randolph)

  • 2009 & 2010 USSBA Northern States Champions, Group VA

  • 1st Place New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade


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2019 Competition Schedule


Saturday, September 28, 2019

Pequannock High School

85 Sunset Rd

Pompton Plains, NJ  07444

USBands Competition


Saturday, October 5, 2019

Randolph High School

511 Millbrook Ave

Randolph, NJ 07869

Under The Stars Festival

Yamaha Cup

Saturday, October 5, 2019

MetLife Stadium

1 MetLife Stadium Dr

East Rutherford, NJ 07073

USBands Competition

Mount Olive

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Mount Olive High School

18 Corey Rd

Flanders, NJ 07836

USBands Competition


Saturday October 19, 2019

Ridge High School
268 S Finley Ave 
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

USBands Competition

NJ State Championships

Wednesday October 30th Hillsboro NJ

USBands Championship

National Championship

Saturday, November 2, 2019

J. Birney Crum Stadium

2001-2025 Linden Street

Allentown, PA 18104

USBands Championship

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Highlander Band 2018 NJ State

and National Champions!

The Highlander Marching band went undefeated for the 2018 USBands Group V A fall season. This included a 1st place win at the Yamaha Cup, a 1st Place win at the State Championships and a First place win at the National Championship


Highlander Band Wins 2018 Yamaha Cup

For the second year in a row the West Milford Highlander Marching Band took 1st place in Group V A at the USBands Yamaha Cup at Rutgers Highpoint Stadium.  The band also took home the caption awards for Best Overall Music, Best Overall Visual, Best Overall Effect, and Best Overall Percussion.  This is the third time in the program's history that they have won the Yamaha Cup.