The Morris Hills "Scarlet Knights" Marching Band strives to provide an atmosphere to which all students can belong. It is a place where students learn values and standards, while depending on one another in their pursuit of excellence. Students learn about responsibility, doing their fair share, and working toward a common goal. They learn to value people, respect their peers, and not make judgments on the superficial. Future life lessons and values are instilled as a means for both personal and musical growth through the marching band activity.

    This particular ensemble is one of the most accomplished marching bands of any in the state of New Jersey, as they have been awarded multiple championships over the decades, and have received many awards in recognition of their Music, Visual, Effect, Color Guard, and Percussion performances.  The members of the Scarlet Knights Marching Band have also participated in unique and diverse performance opportunities, including participating in front of 115.3 million people as part of the Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show with Bruno Mars and Red Hot Chili Peppers, as well as filming a commercial for MTV!

    The “season” for marching band is considered from August through November, with competitions ending in early November and football games extending (potentially) further into November or December based on playoff games.  There are preliminary rehearsals that occur in May and July as well.

    Advisor Contact:  Richard Hartsuiker (rhartsuiker@mhrd.org)