The West Milford High School Band Parents Association is excited to announce the 16th Annual Highlander Band Military Concert and Tattoo taking place on Saturday, November 14, at West Milford High School Gymnasium, 67 Highlander Drive, West Milford, NJ. Doors open at 5:15 pm; performance begins at 6:30 pm.
The Highlanders are hosting a special musical evening performance of various pipe & drum corps (traditional and non-traditional) from the tri-state area as well as the lively high-stepping Clifton High School Mustang Band. The Highlanders will join with the Mustangs for a grand finale.
This year, the Highlanders will be honoring First Responders. In previous years, they have honored Active Military and Veterans.
The word "tattoo" is derived from an old Dutch word from the 17th & 18th centuries describing when military bands would parade through garrison towns alerting taverns it was curfew for the soldiers. Over time, this has become a feat of band precision, bagpipe glory, and drum excellence that is the Highlander Tattoo.
This evening supports The Highlander Marching Band, one of America's finest high school bands. The Highlander Marching Band 2015 Field Show entitled "Arabesque" has received high awards and recognition so far in the competition season. They received First Place, Best Percussion, Best Visual, and Best Effect at the Yamaha Cup Competition at Met Life Stadium September 26, 2015.
At Randolph Under the Stars Contest, the Highlanders won Best Band Overall, Best Color Guard, Best Percussion, and Best Music. The Highlanders have ranked First Place in the NYC Saint Patrick's Day Parade, 2011, 2008, 2005.
In April of 2012 the Highlander Marching Band went on a 10-day Performance Tour of Scotland and England and they are now preparing for their return Performance Tour April 2016.
The Highlander Marching Band is under the Direction of Dr. Brian McLaughlin & Mr. Matt Gramata.
Ticket prices: Ages 13 to Adult $20.00
Ages 60 and Up $15.00
Kids 5 to 12 $10.00
Kids under 4 FREE
Mail ticket orders to:
Attn: Tattoo Tickets
PO Box 603
West Milford, NJ 07480