MADISON, NJ -Madison High School student Ross Matos performed in the 56th Annual North Jersey Band Concert this past weekend at Mount Olive High School.

The concert brought together talented musicians from 32 middle schools and 40 high schools. The community was invited to attend the festival and hear these talented musicians play together. Each group played 4-5 musical compositions and took place on Saturday January 11 at 2pm at Mount Olive High School. 

One student from Madison High School partipated in the high school band. After an audition, Ross Matos was selected to play the flute in the concert.

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The high school bands include 140 students from 40 high schools including Butler High School, Morristown High School, Chatham High School, Columbia High School, Dover High School, Hackettstown High School, Hanover Park High School, Hawthorne High School, High Point Regional High School, Hopatcong High School, Indian Hills High School, James Caldwell High School, Jefferson Township High School, Kinnelon High School, Kittatinny Regional High School, Lakeland Regional High School, Lenape Valley Regional High School, Livingston High School, Madison High School, Montville Township High School, Morris Hills High School, Mount Olive High School, Mountain Lakes High School, Newton High School, Nutley High School, Parsippany High School, Parsippany Hills High School, Passaic Valley High School, Pequannock Township High School, Randolph High School, Vernon Township High School, Wayne Hills High School, Wayne Valley High School, West Essex High School, West Milford High School, West Morris Central High School, West Morris Mendham High School, West Orange High School and Whippany Park High School.

One hundred students from area middle schools will participate. Students are from Anthony Wayne Middle School (Wayne), Briarcliff Middle School (Mountain Lakes), Byram Intermediate School (Stanhope), Chatham Middle School (Chatham), Copeland Middle School (Rockaway), Dover Middle School (Dover), East Hanover Middle School (East Hanover), Frankford Township Middle School (Brandville), Glen Meadow Middle School (Vernon), Jefferson Township Middle School (Vernon), Hackettstown Middle School (Hackettstown), Kittatinny Regional Middle School (Newton), Lincoln Park Middle School (Lincoln Park), Little Falls Middle School No. 1 (Little Falls), Long Pond School (Andover), Long Valley Middle School (Long Valley), Macopin Middle School (West Milford), Martin J. Ryerson Middle School (Ringwood), Memorial Junior School (Whippany), Mendham Township Middle School (Mendham), Mount Olive Middle School (Mount Olive), Pearl R. Miller Middle School (Kinnelon), Pequannock Valley Middle School (Pompton Plains), Randolph Middle School (Randolph), Richard Butler School (Butler), Rockaway Valley School (Boonton Township), Schuyler Colfax Middle School (Wayne), Sussex Middle School (Sussex), Thomas Jefferson Middle School (Rockaway), Walter T. Bergen Middle School (Bloomingdale) and Valleyview Middle School (Denvile).


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