The award-winning Highlander marching band had the honor of stepping off at noon on Monday at the St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City. These hometown musicians marched up Fifth Avenue on a sunny but cold March 17, much to the delight of the thousands who lined the parade route. They even made it onto the WNBC broadcast! The parade has been held in New York City for the past 252 years. The Highlanders have been invited to the parade - the largest parade in the world - for the past 12 years. West Milford Messenger reporter/photographer, high school senior and flute player Rachael Janz took the photos during the parade.