RANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph High School senior Maggie Borinski successfully auditioned for the 2019-2020 North Jersey Area Band competing against student musicians from almost 40 other schools in the northern part of New Jersey. She was selected and honored for her exceptional performance on the bassoon. She is one of 9 wind and symphonic band selections from Randolph who we will feature individually over the next few weeks.

Maggie started playing the bassoon in 6th grade at Randolph Middle School. Before playing this instrument, she played the alto saxophone at Fernbrook Elementary School. "I really like how the bassoon sounds. It's so unique compared to every other wind instrument. It's not something that people ordinarily play which makes it a lot more fun."

Band has been the foundation for many of Maggie's friendships at Randolph and she values the experiences she has had by being involved in the performing arts. "The people that are in band really make band what it is for me. Without them, I definitely wouldn't enjoy it as much because my friends are what make band memorable."

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Randolph High School's band program has made a significant impact on her life. The program inspired her to pursue a degree in music education and continue the legacy of teaching that RHS has instilled in her.

"Freshman year, going into marching band at RHS was completely new and different. I fell in love with it. The first day of band camp made me and my friends feel how great of an experience this would be. By the time I got to my junior year, I was a drum major. Being able to do that and help inspire everyone in the band to make their experience better really pushed me to want to be a band director. I can't really see myself doing anything other than being a band director and I am thankful for all of the people who have made an impact in finding this passion."