EDISON, NJ -- Seventh graders Arya and Shourya Chhabra of Roselle Park, students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, auditioned and were accepted into the New Jersey Youth Symphony's Jazz Big Band.

Arya and Shourya rehearse with the band every Sunday with other talented young jazz musicians in preparation for various performances throughout the school year.

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School is Central Jersey’s premier PreK-12 independent school. The campus is located at 1295 Inman Ave. in North Edison, near the Scotch Plains border and just five miles from downtown Westfield. It is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational day school that prepares students to lead and succeed in a world of global interconnection. Wardlaw+Hartridge provides an educational atmosphere characterized by academic challenge, support for individual excellence, diversity, and a familial sense of community.