MORRISTOWN, NJ  - Randolph High School student Bandon Nayar and middle school student Any Srivaststa were among the students honored as the Mayo Performing Arts Center Music Students of the month of June for Outstanding Brass Musicians. Students were from Morristown, Randolph and Kinnelon.

Brandon Nayar
Grade 12, Randolph High School, Randolph; Nominated Peter Norell
Brandon is a dedicated Horn player and musician. He enjoys listening to Horn performances, playing with other horn players, and inspiring younger horn players.  He has been principal horn in the band and section leader in the marching band. He even bought his own Wagner Tuba.  Band has been a place (both physically and socially) that he calls home. He looks forward to playing in concert band in college.

Any Srivatsta
Grade 8, Randolph Middle School; Randolph; Nominated by Tom Davidson
Anya has been playing the trumpet for three years now.  She is very dedicated and diligent with her practices and lessons, and she has been able to accomplish some notable goals in this short time.  She auditioned for the North Jersey School Music Association (NJSMA) 2019 Junior Region Band, and missed being accepted by just one point.  She was nominated for and participated in the NJSMA 2019 Elementary Honors Band.  Within the Randolph school system, she has been part of RMS Jazz Ensemble since 6th grade.  She was selected to play "Taps" at Center Grove Elementary School's Memorial Day assembly in 2017 and 2020.  Lastly, she attended the Mt. Tabor Summer Music Camp in 2019 and hopes to do the same this summer as well.  Besides playing the trumpet, Anya enjoys many other activities and interests. She plays point guard in basketball, and she has played in travel and recreational leagues since third grade.  Anya is a Yellow Belt at Code Ninjas Code Academy and is currently learning the Javascript programming language.  She loves Robotics, and she is part of Robotics Club at RMS and at Robot Revolution in Summit, NJ.  She loves building with Lego Blocks, specifically, the Lego Creator series.  She is an avid reader and speller, and finished runner-up in Center Grove Elementary School Fifth Grade Spelling Bee.  Finally, she loves watching the NFL and a big fan of the Green Bay Packers. 

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The other Music Students for the month are:

Elmer Bott- Grade 8, Pearl R. Miller MIddle School

Morgan Festa - Grade 12, Kinnelon High School

Brandon Nayar - Grade 12, Randolph High School

Any Srivatsta - Grade 8, Randolph Middle School

Alex Yipp-Grade11, Morristown High School

Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, presents a wide range of programs that entertain, enrich, and educate the diverse population of the region and enhance the economic vitality of Northern New Jersey. The 2018-2019 season is made possible, in part, by a grant the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as support received from the F.M. Kirby Foundation and numerous corporations, foundations and individuals. 

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