MORRISTOWN, NJ  - Morristown High School student Milind Bangalore was among the students honored by the Mayo Performing Arts Center as Music Students of the Month for Outstanding Orchestra Members in the month of February. Students from schools in Morristown, Madison, Randolph, Boonton, East Hanover, Mendham, Florham Park and Chester. The students  were honored prior to the Sunday, February 17 performance by the Shanghai Opera Symphony Orchestra.

Nominated by Norma Davis, "Milind is a dedicated member of the Morristown High School Orchestra, where is serves as violin section leader. He devotes many hours to practicing and developing his musicianship, and he is highly involved in the music program at Morristown High School. Milind is in the 9th grade, and has been selected on violin for the Senior Region I High School Orchestra, which is a tremendous achievement. In addition to the MHS Orchestra, Milind is a member of the select Chamber Orchestra and plays first violin in his Camerata ensemble. He is also a dedicated member of the Delbarton Abbey Orchestra and the NJSO Youth Orchestras. Milind is an accomplished violinist who enjoys being challenged and strives for excellence in his musical endeavors. He is always enthusiastic, eager to learn, and shows exceptional commitment. Milind is an outstanding orchestra member who brings energy, artistry, and collaboration to his craft".

Students were nominated by their teachers based on their commitment and excellence in performing arts. 

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The Music Students for the month are:

Zoe Bohensky
Grade 8, Madison Junior School; Madison

Allison Connuck
Grade 9, Randolph High School; Randolph

Patrick Calderon
Grade 8, John Hill School; Boonton

Patrick Calderon
Grade 8, John Hill School; Boonton

Auden Gu
Grade 10, Hanover Park High School

Niki Kalathur
Grade 12, West Morris Mendham High School

Yoo Jin Kang
Grade 8, Robert R. Lazar Middle School; Montville

Maeve Kelly
Grade 8, Mountain View Middle School; Mendham

Maeve Kelly
Grade 8, Mountain View Middle School; Mendham

Matthew Mullen
Grade 8, Ridgedale Middle School; Florham Park

Joanna Peters
Grade 8, Randolph Middle School; Randolph

Ian Zhang
Grade 6, Black River Middle School; Chester


Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, presents a wide range of programs that entertain, enrich, and educate the diverse population of the region and enhance the economic vitality of Northern New Jersey. The 2018-2019 season is made possible, in part, by a grant the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as support received from the F.M. Kirby Foundation and numerous corporations, foundations and individuals. The Mayo Performing Arts Center has been designated a Major Presenting Organization by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Mayo Performing Arts Center was named 2016 Outstanding Historic Theatre by the League of Historic American Theatres, and is ranked in the top 50 mid-sized performing arts centers by Pollstar Magazine.


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