DENVILLE, NJ – The Morris Knolls High School Marching Band held its annual Senior Day on Sat, Oct 26, before the start of the home game against West Morris Central. Parents and other family members escorted their senior at midfield as the fans cheered and listened to each student’s bio.
The following seniors, donning yellow corsages, received recognition:
Karen Anderson, color guard
Sara Dahdouli, color guard
Natalie Deegan, snare drum, section leader
Amanda Fisher, color guard
Will Krepps, baritone
Victoria Lee, color guard, captain
Alana Maluszczak, color guard, captain
Peter Meyer-Pflug, baritone, section leader
Ava Moffit, color guard
Graham Ort, mellophone, section leader
Laura San Roman, vibraphone
Kirsten Schlemmer, color guard
Christine Shasa, color guard
Michael Sherr, saxophone, drum major
Rachel Stadtlander, marimba
Spencer Van Nest, saxophone
AJ Ysordia, snare drum
Drum Major Michael Sherr, of Rockaway Township, who has been a member of the marching band for five years and served as assistant drum major his junior year, is grateful for the opportunity to lead.
“Being drum major has been a great leadership experience and definitely helped me get into various honor societies.”
As drum major, in addition to conducting the band, Sherr is responsible for tasks that are not handled by staff. He helps to ensure practices run smoothly, communicates with section leaders and keeps the 67-member band informed of relevant updates.
Sherr described the band as a family, where everyone looks out for each other.
“This year was a growing year for us. We had a lot of new members, and they did a great job of learning quickly what they needed to know and do.”
Sherr plans to continue playing tenor saxophone and join a marching band while in college…he thinks.
“It’s still early. So, it’s possible I might change my mind later,” he shared.
For its last halftime performance on home turf this season, the marching band went old school with three selections: Dave Grusin’s “Fratelli Chase” from the movie, The Goonies; the Bee Gees’s “How Deep Is Your Love” and Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance with Somebody.”
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