Clifton Mustang Band Alumni Association

Welcome to the official site of the Clifton Mustang Marching Band Alumni Association! The association's purpose is to reconnect all alumni and provide opportunities for both social and civic activities. We also believe we share an obligation to our current Mustang Band and future alumni. The association will support them through scholarships, needed equipment/instrument purchases and other support activities to insure that the tradition of excellence and advantage of the Mustang Band experience can be as meaningful to their future as it has been to ours.

If you would like to become a member, please fill out a membership form online and mail it in. Membership is good for one year only so please continue to support the CMBAA by becoming a member every year.

If you would like to fill out an alumni profile sheet online, click here and mail it in.

We are now on Facebook please click here for the
Clifton Mustang Band Alumni Association or the Clifton High School Mustang Marching Band Couples

The Clifton Mustang Band Alumni Association awards three scholarships annually at the Annual Awards Dinner to senior band members who will be attending college, using dues and fundraising money. Two scholarships honor former band director Robert D. Morgan, and our first drum majorette, Marie Vullo-Giunta. In addition, a scholarship honoring former band director Stanley Opalach is awarded to a Clifton Community Band member. A fourth scholarship, The John and Margaret Donkersloot Scholarship, is funded annually by their children, all band alumni. The annual $3000 scholarship will be given by their children, John Donkersloot, Diane Drake, Janice Ice and Barbara Skelly, all Mustang Band alumni, to honor their parents for their support in all their children's activities throughout their school years. The scholarship will be awarded based on the recipient's demonstration of motivation, commitment, teamwork and leadership during their time in the band. According to the siblings, their parents encouraged them to participate and supported them with their time and energy. The scholarship honors their memory and the important role the band and their parents played in their lives.

Since there are so many more deserving seniors, we encourage all alumni to consider funding a scholarship, either by yourself, or with fellow alumni or family members. Who you would like to honor would be your choice. If interested, please contact Scholarship Selection Committee Co-Chairs Michelle Collins and Gabe Pinto at

To view the Clifton Mustang Band Alumni Association Scholarship Selection Guidelines in PDF format, please click here.

Hello all,

A few quick announcements for the month of April:

  • Our April meeting will be held on Tuesday April 10th at 9 PM in the CHS bandroom. Hope to see you there!
  • It's time to raise some money by getting our drink on! Our annual Wine Tasting will be on Friday April 27th from 7-10:30 PM at Mario's Restaurant in Clifton. Price to attend is $40 per person and will include a buffet dinner provided by our hosts at Mario's and a number of wonderful wines for you to try provided by several vendors, sponsored by Shopper's Vineyard. We must have a headcount by Monday April 23rd, and space is limited so please reserve your spot ASAP! See the attached flyer for all the details. We hope to see you there to eat and drink for a good cause!
  • A big thank you to any and all who attended our Bowling Night, and an even bigger thank you to all who helped with the setup and running of the event!

  • Let's hope for Spring to feel like Spring soon, and we hope you'll come out to support all our upcoming activities!

    Kind Regards,
    Sage Walsh
    President, CMBAA

    Clifton Mustang Band Alumni Association Fundraiser

    Click on the image above which may open a new window or look in your downloads folder, fill out the form and print out the flyer to mail back along with your check or money order.

    2017 - 2018 Annual Membership Dues are now due
    $25.00 - Alumni, General, Corporate
    $15.00 - College Student
    If you haven't done so already, please fill out a CMBAA Application form and mail it back to

    P.O. Box 4133
    Clifton, NJ 07012

    with the appropriate dues, also consider a sponsorship in addition to your membership dues, thank you.

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