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Band leaders from High School North (above) hold up their first-place trophy after beating out two other bands for the win, while the Marching Raiders of High School East (center) finished in second place in their category at the Tournament of Bands, which had them and their fans pumped (right). High School South's band also secured a first-place win, rounding out a tremendous showing for Toms River Schools.

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South band wins at Manchester competition

Sept. 27, 2023-- Bad weather brought the Tournament of Bands into the Manchester Township High School gym on Saturday, Sept. 23, but that didn't stop the musicians and performers of Toms River Regional Schools from showing out.

High School North (right) and High School South (above) placed first in their divisions. And the Marching Raiders of High School East, who faced stiff competition in their category, finished second out of five bands.

Band directors George Powers (North), Christopher Test (South), and Doug Miller (East) expressed great pride in their students' performances.

"This was South's first competition since COVID, and we took first place in group 1-A," said Test. "It was a fantastic start to the season, and a real affirmation that the band's hard work and high standards create thrilling moments such as these."

The announcement of High School North's win sparked cheers from the crowd.