JACKSON –The Jackson Liberty High School Marching Band has once again earned the title of New Jersey state champions. And they’re going to show you why on live television.
On October 30, the Jackson Liberty Marching Band won the Tournament of Bands (TOB) title of NJ State Champions while competing with various bands from across the state.
The band also took home awards for Best Percussion, Best Music and Best Visual. This marked the fourth straight NJ State Championship the marching band has earned. Prior to the state title, the band won the Region 7 TOB title on October 24.
During that competition they won awards in the categories of Best Music and Best Percussion. Once arriving in Jackson, the band was met by the Jackson Police Department who escorted them to family and friends awaiting their victorious arrival at the High School.
“I am proud and excited to announce that The Liberty Lion Band has earned the title of 2021 NJ state champions. The Liberty Band competed and won the Tournament Of Bands State Championships at Cherokee High School in Marlton,” Patti Carroll, president of the Jackson Liberty Band Parent Association said.
Carroll noted that, “this win also resulted in the Liberty Band’s first undefeated season ever! Please join me, as we congratulate not only these amazing, dedicated and talented students but also Mr. (Scott) Katona and his staff for all the hours of practices and coaching they provided these students which made them the award-winning band they are.”
“We also want to thank the Board of Education and the administration of the Jackson Liberty High School for your continued support,” Carroll added.
Scott Katona, band director of Jackson Liberty, told Jersey Shore Online that in addition to Liberty, the Jackson Memorial Marching Band will be marching and performing in the parade as well as they were invited by Carroll.
Katona said “it’s one big combined band, a super band. One town, one sound.”
Liberty Lion Band members, Jackson Liberty Band Association members, Board of Education members, school district officials and members of the Memorial band family are urging parents, students and residents to tune into channel 6ABC on Thanksgiving Day morning as they will be performing in the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade.