MONTVILLE, NJ - Fourteen of Montville Township High School’s musicians will perform throughout Northern New Jersey this spring. The talented freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors are currently in rehearsals for a number of Region I concerts sponsored by the North Jersey School Music Association of the New Jersey Music Educators Association.
MTHS chorus students who were awarded spots in the Region I Women’s Chorus include: Gabriella Casiano (Freshman, Soprano 2); Rachelle Philip (Freshman, Soprano 2) and Anna Rehberg (Freshman, Soprano 2).
Mixed Chorus Region I members are: David Champion (Senior, Tenor 2); Heather Giudice (Grade 12, Alto 1); Verina Megala (Sophomore, Soprano 2) and Srishti Nandy (Freshman, Alto 2).
“All eight chorus students who auditioned were accepted,” said MTHS Chorus teacher Kristen Markowski. “It is a challenging audition process. This is an exceptional accomplishment.”
Region I Orchestra students include: Enoch Jo (Junior, Violin, Orchestra); Bethany Ko (Junior, Cello, Orchestra) and Seungho Lee (Freshman, Violin, Orchestra).
MTHS representatives to Region I Band include Region I Third Chair recipient Tommy Sansone (Senior, Trombone). Sophia Hwang (Junior, Oboe) and Jennifer Weiss (Freshman, Clarinet) were also awarded chairs in the Region I Band.
Students who made the Region I Orchestra or Band also qualified to audition for the New Jersey All State Orchestra or Band. In Late January, MTHS Freshman Jennifer Weiss landed a spot in the New Jersey All State Band. The All State Band concert will be held at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 3:00PM.
“Students from Across Northern New Jersey compete for the opportunity to participate in Region I ensembles,” said Montville Township Public Schools’ Supervisor for the Arts Edward Fleischman. “We are very proud of the accomplishments of these students.”
The MTHS Band students study under the direction of Band teacher Kenneth Korlishin. The MTHS Orchestra teacher is Andrew Havington.