MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown High School students Timothy Scott and Selia Meyers were among the students honored by the Mayo Performing Arts Center as Music Students of the Month for May . Students from Mendham, Rockaway, Jefferson, Randolph, Whippany,  Parsippany, Florham Park and Boonton,  were recognized for their achievement as Outstanding Drummers and Band Members prior to the Friday May 12 performance by the Gu Gu Drum Group of Shanghai.

Timothy Scott a Senior from MHS was nominated by Michael Russo.

Russo stated, "I have known Timothy for the last three years as his Band Director and I have enjoyed seeing him develop his skills as a musician at Morristown High School. He has been involved in many aspects of the Band Program and he has become a respected upperclassmen in the Music Department.  Timothy is the Principal Percussionist in the Morristown HS Wind Ensemble and the Section Leader for the Front Ensemble for the Marching Band. He also has performed as a Percussionist in the Pit Orchestra. Timothy has proven to me by participating in these activities that he can be responsible and manage his time well.   Due to Timothy's high level of dedication and desire to learn new percussion literature he has often appeared as a Marimba Soloist on our Concerts.  Timothy possesses great desire and works very hard to achieve his goals".
 
 
Russo also nominated junior Selia Meyers. 

"Selia has been involved in many aspects of the Band Program and has become a respected upperclassman in the Music Department", wrote Russo in his nomination.  "Selia is the Principal Flute and Piccolo in the MHS Wind Ensemble and the 2nd Alto Saxophone in our Jazz Ensemble.  She has successfully auditioned for many honors ensembles including 1st Chair Flute in the North Jersey Area Band Wind Ensemble, Piccolo in the Region 1 Wind Ensemble and Piccolo in the New Jersey All-State Orchestra.  She has also participates in many other Flute activates outside of Morristown High School that have enhanced her knowledge and appreciate of music.  This year she was also selected to perform at Carnegie Hall for the Honors Performance Series".
 

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

The Music Students for the month of May are:

Parker Abramson
Grade 8, Mountain View School, Mendham

Chris Coulter
Grade 8, Copeland Middle School, Rockaway

Jordan Durnal
Grade 12, Jefferson Township High School, Oak Ridge

Spencer Gaffney
Grade 8, Randolph Middle School, Randolph

Trevor Govelitz
Grade 7, Brooklawn Middle School, Parsippany​​​​​​​

Emily Hughes
Grade 11, Whippany Park High School, Whippany

​​​​​​​Ben Kunze
Grade 8, Ridgedale Middle School, Florham Park,

Amy Leon
Grade 7, John Hill School, Boonton

Marvin Li
Grade 7, Brooklawn Middle School, Parsippany

Mujtaba Raja
Grade 7, John Hill School, Boonton

Mitchell Ryzuk
Grade 12, Parsippany High School, Parsippany

Charlie Sager
Grade 7, Mendham Township Middle School, Mendham