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The Sound of Music in Clifton Education 

The Clifton Merchant - April 2022 Edition

Clifton's performing arts students and educators have re-imagined their understanding of what is "essential" over the past two years.

CHS Mustang Marching Band Sends Love to Oxford

The Clifton Times - December 17, 2021

Following the tragic shooting at Oxford High School in Michigan on November 30, 2021, the Performing Arts staff at OHS posted a request on social media. 

Mustangs Prove that they Ain't 'fraid of No Ghosts

The Clifton Times - November 20, 2021

Friday night's sectional final was the last hurdle before making it to the State Championship game at MetLife Stadium (date to be announced).

See Video of the Mustang Marching Band's First New Show of the Season

The Clifton Times - September 25, 2021

At last night's game at Passaic, the Mustangs premiered their first new show of the season as pregame entertainment...

February 26, 2018

Carnaval de Quebec - Clifton Merchant Magazine

The CHS Mustang Marching Band captured Canada's heart during it's 2017-2018 trip to perform at the Carnaval de Quebec. 




February 25, 2018

Clifton High School Mustang Marching Band Perform At Carnaval de Quebec

The Clifton High School Mustang Marching Band recently returned from a five-day adventure to Quebec City, Canada to perform at the Carnaval de Quebec.  The carnival is a two-week long annual celebration of all things winter, ice, and snow which has featured the Mustang Band several times over the past two decades. 




December 05, 2016

"Australian band shares Clifton High School stage", Tony Gicas , Staff Writer,, December 5, 2016.

CLIFTON – Monday morning saw an international jam session hit Clifton High School’s auditorium.


Separated by 10,000 miles, a hemisphere and clashing accents, the Brisbane Boys' College concert band found common ground by sharing the stage with their CHS counterparts. Hailing from the Eastern coast of Australia, the all-boys school  pounced on an international exchange opportunity which would bring its band to the United States.



October 21, 2016

"Clifton High School Mustang Marching Band is a real gem"

The Clifton High School Mustang Marching Band is a true gem. This Clifton gem was shining even brighter earlier this month as members of the band marched on Fifth Avenue in New York City during the 72nd annual Columbus Day parade on Oct. 10. Take time to see these talented students in numerous events or at any of the Mustang football games.


September 09, 2016

"It's back to the future for the Clifton High School Mustang Marching Band", by Jim Nicosia,, September 9, 2016.

CLIFTON — It's back to the future for the Clifton High School Mustang Marching Band.

Established in 1938, the band has been a staple in Clifton High School and throughout the Clifton community. It would be a rare sight indeed for a parade in town not to feature the 100-member strong high-stepping students of Clifton High School.


September 04, 2016

"Marching Mustangs", Clifton Merchant Magazine, September 2016, Pgs 46-47.

Drum Major Michelle Zerelik will lead the 78th Mustang Marching Band...   



May 27, 2016

"Clifton High School Marching Band Alumnus Appointed Director", by Maggie Katz, Clifton Journal, May 27, 2016.

CLIFTON - Last week the School Board appointed one of Clifton’s own to lead the Mustang Marching Band.


Bryan Stepneski, a 2009 Clifton High School alumnus, will take the helm as high school music teacher and marching band director come Aug. 1.  



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