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MPAC October Music Students of the Month Include Randolph Eighth and Twelfth Grader

Credits: MPAC
Credits: Allison Freeman
Credits: Allison Freeman

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Musicians from Randolph, Butler, Boonton, Whippany, Parsippany, Morristown, Flanders, New Vernon, Roxbury and Mendham were honored as Mayo Performing Arts Center's October Music Students of the Month prior to the Sunday, October 1 performance by Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

The students were recognized for their achievements on stage prior to the concert and had the opportunity to meet members of Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

Students were nominated by their teachers and were chosen by the Theaters' Education Department based on their commitment to and excellence in the performing arts. The Theater will honor a group of students every month throughout the season and invites area teachers to nominate students for this honor. Students will be invited to perform at a year-end recital in June.

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Music Students of the Month are: (bios provided by school)

Patrick Bourke
Grade 8, Randolph Middle School, Randolph; Nominated by Thomas Davidson
Patrick Bourke is an 8th grader at Randolph Middle School.  Violin was the start of Patrick's interest in music at Ironia Elementary School in 4th grade.  The tuba captured Patrick's interest in 5th grade because it was big, shiny, and noisy.  Patrick has been nominated and participate in the 6th grade North Jersey School Music Association Elementary Honors Band, and during 7th grade, he auditioned for Jr. Region Band placing 9th out of 20 students.  Outside of school band, Patrick takes weekly private tuba lessons with Mr. Russel Branch.  He enjoys participating in the annual tuba Christmas program in Morristown and this past summer, the Chester-Mendham band camp.

Perri Gish
Grade 12, Randolph High School, Randolph; Nominated by Dawn Russo
Perri is our head Drum Major this year and she is doing an outstanding job.  She is so well prepared, thinks of things that I have forgotten, has a great way with the band and shows true leadership.  She is training two new drum majors and is doing a great job.

"Perri is an outstanding drum major for the Marching Rams," said RHS Band Director Dawn Russo. "As a senior at RHS, Perri is in her second season as a drum major. Her organization, enthusiasm, dedication and personal poise are contributing to her success with the Marching Rams."

Patrick plays the tuba in the RMS 8th Grade Band. "Patrick is a dedicated band students with a love for playing the tuba," said Eighth Grade Band Director Tom Davidson and 7th Grade Band and Jazz Ensemble Director Kristin Siebenhuhner. "As a result of his passion and work ethic, he performs at a high level and demonstrates musical leadership in the RMS band program."

Megan Wu
Grade 8, The Peck School, Morristown; Nominated by Andrew Lyman
Megan is a very accomplished and advanced flutist for an 8h grader.  She is a member of the NJ Youth Symphony, and has been for a few years.  She is currently in their orchestra program and performs regularly with NJ Youth Symphony.  Megan has bene featured on flute at Peck School concerts, and has done a magnificent job.  Megan's reading skills are very advanced as she can sight read at a high level, has mastered concertos, and is a musical leader within our school's chamber ensemble.

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 2017-2018 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. The Mayo Performing Arts Center has been designated a Major Presenting Organization by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Mayo Performing Arts Center was named 2016 Outstanding Historic Theatre by the League of Historic American Theatres, and is ranked in the top 50 mid-sized performing arts centers by Pollstar Magazine.


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