n the entrance row from left are eighth graders Jacob Spiegel of Mountain View Center College in Mendham Township, Katherine Trabachino of Frelinghuysen Center College in Morris Township and Bridget Harty of Pearl R. Miller Center College in Kinnelon. Within the again row from left are senior Chris Balo of Kinnelon Excessive College in Kinnelon, senior Maeve Celli of Parsippany Excessive College in Parsippany and seventh grader Kensley Lovius of Brooklawn Center College in Parsippany. Not in attendance are senior Nicholas Andrade of Roxbury Excessive College in Roxbury, seventh grader Griffin Department of Mendham Township Center College in Mendham Township, seventh grader Jordan Hicinbothem of John Hill College in Boonton, senior Rebecca Hirschfeld of Mountain Lakes Highschool in Mountain Lakes, senior Andrew Lin of Whippany Park Excessive College in Hanover Township and eighth grader Anthony Murray of Mount Olive Center College in Mount Olive
MORRIS COUNTY — The Mayo Performing Arts Middle (MPAC) named a number of college students from round Morris County as its November music college students of the month and “Excellent Brass Instrumentalists” previous to the Thursday, November 10 efficiency by Preservation Corridor Jazz Band.
College students had been nominated by their academics and had been chosen by the theater’s Schooling Division primarily based on their dedication to excellence within the performing arts. The scholars had been honored previous to the efficiency on stage and had a possibility to satisfy with members of the band previous to the efficiency.
The 2022-2023 Music Pupil of the Month program is supported by The Walter F. and Alice Gorham Basis, Inc.
The scholars of the month are:
• Senior Andrew Lin of Whippany Park Excessive College in Hanover Township
• Seventh grader Jordan Hicinbothem of John Hill College in Boonton
• Senior Rebecca Hirschfeld of Mountain Lakes Highschool in Mountain Lakes
• Senior Maeve Celli of Parsippany Excessive College in Parsippany
• Seventh grader Kensley Lovius of Brooklawn Center College in Parsippany
• Eighth grader Katherine Trabachino of Frelinghuysen Center College in Morris Township
• Senior Nicholas Andrade of Roxbury Excessive College in Roxbury
• Seventh grader Griffin Department of Mendham Township Center College in Mendham Township
• Eighth grader Anthony Murray of Mount Olive Center College in Mount Olive
• Eighth grader Jacob Spiegel of Mountain View Center College in Mendham Township
• Chris Balo of Kinnelon Excessive College in Kinnelon
• Bridget Harty of Pearl R. Miller Center College in Kinnelon.
Trabachino was nominated by Frelinghuysen Center College trainer Timothy Beadle, who mentioned she is an excellent trumpeter who can even play the baritone when wanted.
“Along with taking part in in band courses, Kate is a vital member of the Falcon Huge Band and Wind Symphony, each of which meet after college on totally different days,” Beadle mentioned. “In each group, Kate is the primary to know her music and in addition the primary to assist the opposite college students. She’s not only a trumpet participant; she’s a frontrunner.”
Lin is a trombone participant and a member of Whippany Park Excessive College’s (WPHS) band program. He serves because the brass captain for WPHS’ marching band, has efficiently auditioned for honors teams, and has been a featured soloist in WHPS’ college ensembles consisting of marching band, jazz band, and live performance band.
“Andrew has demonstrated a piece ethic that I exploit for instance to encourage his friends and youthful members of our band program,” mentioned WPHS trainer Peter Sciaino who nominated Lin.
“Whereas he displayed a slightly excessive musical aptitude as a younger scholar, he was additionally often engaged on elementary abilities wanted to play at a excessive stage. Now he’s an inspiring performer who continues to enhance with each rehearsal. Along with his participation in our instrumental program, Andrew was a standout in my AP Music Principle class. Whereas Andrew is presented with good pitch, his pure skills didn’t outline his aptitude within the course as a lot as his work ethic did.
Andrade has been the principal trombone of Roxbury Excessive College’s (RHS) high instrumental ensemble, the RHS Honors Wind Symphony, since his sophomore 12 months and can also be a scholar chief within the marching band, in accordance with RHS trainer Jeffrey Conrad who nominated him.
Andrade has additionally been lively within the Area I and New Jersey All-State Band and Orchestra packages and is a principal trombone of the New Jersey Youth Symphony, Conrad mentioned.
“Nicholas shouldn’t be solely a fantastic younger musician, however he’s extra importantly an exquisite younger man: Form, caring, and supportive,” Conrad mentioned. “He’s valued and revered by academics and friends alike. He leads by instance and is at all times open to constructive criticism. Merely put, Nicholas is a valued member of our program and his presence elevates all these round him.”
Griffin Department was nominated by academics Russell Department and Michael MaHadeen who mentioned Griffin Department is a real low brass musician taking part in tuba, euphonium and brass trombone interchangeably and at a complicated stage for his age.
Griffin Department performs tuba within the live performance band, bass trombone within the jazz band, and euphonium as a secondary instrument. He attended Blue Lake Tremendous Arts these previous two summers on a advantage scholarship. He was accepted into Elementary Honors Band final 12 months as a sixth grader and can be auditioning on each tuba and euphonium for Space Band and Junior Excessive Areas this 12 months as a seventh grader.
He comes from a musical household the place he lately carried out at his aunt Jaimie Department’s memorial on the Pioneer Works venue in Purple Hook Brooklyn alongside skilled jazz musicians Lester St. Louis, Jason Ajemian and Jason Nazarry this previous September.
He has carried out the solo “Maid of the Mist” by Herbert Clark on tuba in recital in the course of the spring of his sixth-grade 12 months as properly at a low brass masterclass for the tuba professor Stephanie Ycaza of the College of Northern Iowa this previous summer season at Blue Lake. Along with low brass, Griffin has been finding out piano since age 4.
Hicinbothem was nominated by his trainer Yvonne Manca who mentioned she has been an instrumental a part of the music program at John Hill College. She has been taking part in the trumpet since fourth grade and has been taking part in the primary trumpet half for the previous two years as a result of she has super vary and agility, Manca mentioned.
Hicinbothem performs as first chair and the lead trumpet participant for her college.
“She by no means misses a apply and at all times enters the room with a smile on her face and wanting to be taught the music,” Manca mentioned. “It’s for these causes that I nominate Jordan for Excellent Brass Participant.
Hirschfeld was nominated by Mountain Lakes Excessive College (MLHS) trainer Meredith Boyan who mentioned she has devoted a lot of her time to enhancing her particular person musicianship by way of personal research and apply.
Hirschfeld performs with the Juilliard Pre-School program and brings her experience again to high school to share with our ensemble, Boyan mentioned.
“She gives our Wind Ensemble with a superb bass basis, and she or he makes the exhausting passages look simple,” Boyan mentioned. “She is a reliable and necessary member of the band, each personally and musically, and we at MLHS are fortunate to have her taking part in our ensembles.”
Murray was nominated by Mount Olive Center College (MOMS) trainer Melany McQueeny who mentioned he performs trombone within the eighth-grade band and each of MOMS’ after-school teams, the Junior Winds, and Jazz Band.
Murray has additionally participated within the North Jersey Space Band, McQueeny mentioned.
“He’s an extremely devoted music scholar and is at all times ready,” McQueeny mentioned.
“Anthony can also be at all times serving to members of his part as properly. He’s a frontrunner inside his part, the band, and your entire college group. Anthony is a stellar scholar. He’s at all times taking a look at methods to enhance himself as a musician and asks some actually nice questions. You’ll be able to truthfully see the wheels delivering his mind any time a suggestion is given to him. Anthony has actually embodied what it means to be an excellent brass participant, and I can’t consider anybody extra deserving of this honor.”
Spiegel was nominated by Mountain View Center College trainer Bradley McMurray who mentioned he’s an excellent musician and scholar who has been taking personal classes for 4 years.
Spiegel made the North Jersey Area Symphonic Band as a seventh grader final 12 months, McMurray mentioned.
“Jacob is continually displaying me the repertoire he’s engaged on in his classes and is at all times inquisitive about performing a solo for the category or at a live performance,” McMurray mentioned. “Jacob additionally performs the Nationwide Anthem in any respect the pep rallies and may be very excited to start out marching band in highschool.”