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Roxbury Middle School Band Holds Virtual Rehearsal with Composer

March 24, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ - Thanks to the advances in technology, the Seventh Grade Band at Eisenhower Middle School was able to hold a virtual rehearsal with composer Scott Watson earlier this month using Google Hangouts Meet.

Instrumental Music Teacher and Band Director Shannon Perrone worked with Roxbury’s Technology Integration Specialist Ruth Davis to arrange for this special rehearsal. Perrone ...

Two from Roxbury Named MPAC Students of the Month

ROXBURY, NJ – Two students from Roxbury were among those recently honored as February's “Students of the Month – Outstanding Percussionists” by the Mayor Performing Arts Center in Morristown (MPAC).

The students, Jamie Kim and Nicholas Morris, were recognized on stage prior to a March 14 performance at MPAC by the Kodo Drummers of Japan, according to MPAC. The ...

Release Your Inner Tiger Woods at Roxbury Library Mini Golf

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury Public Library Director Radwa Ali is urging people to sign-up for the library’s upcoming indoor mini-golf fundraiser, an event that will raise money to buy new tables for the library’s children’s room.

The room was substantially redecorated in November, when new walls and shelves were installed. But the job won’t be done until some new tables ...

Roxbury Students Make Eastern Wind Symphony Youth Band

ROXBURY,  NJ - Roxbury High School sophomores Jonathan Fragale and Hailey Gabloff, and freshman Manny Torode, were accepted into the Eastern Wind Symphony Youth Band for the 2019 season. This will be Jonathan’s second season with the ensemble.

The Youth Band practices and performs alongside talented adult musicians of the Eastern Wind Symphony including Roxbury’s own ...

As Vortex Leaves, Snow Elephant in Roxbury Faces Drippy Demise

ROXBURY, NJ – For elephants in Africa, danger comes in the form of ivory seekers, trophy hunters and poachers. For the elephant in Succasunna, it will come from the sun.

The fact that her snow elephant is doomed – and might not even last the weekend – did not stop artist Jenn Stevens from spending much of this week building the creature. When she ran out of snow from her ...

Roxbury Art Students Succeed in National Art Honor Society Invitational

ROXBURY, NJ - Four art students from Roxbury High School had incredible results at the 33rd Annual Mt. Olive High School National Art Honor Society Invitational earlier this month.

Seniors James Sullivan, Kate Rawlinson and Hannah Rohn, along with junior Anna Kisatsky, had winning artwork in the invitational. Placing second in their respective categories were Sullivan for ...

Four Roxbury Band Students Earn Musical Honors

ROXBURY, NJ - The North Jersey School Music Association held its annual Junior Region 1 Band auditions on Feb. 2, where hundreds of students grades 7-9 competed to earn a seat in one of two honors bands.

Four students from Roxbury were accepted into one of the ensembles and will participate in three rehearsals before putting on a concert at Randolph High School at 4 p.m. on March ...

Roxbury Woman Makes Blanket of Prayers for Injured Policeman

ROXBURY, NJ – Sue Lachenauer is pretty sure it was Mount Arlington Police Sgt. James Distasio who teased her grandson outside a liquor store one day last summer.

The Roxbury resident said she didn’t think about it until photos of Distasio appeared in the news two months ago, identifying the sergeant as the officer seriously injured Dec. 11 when he was struck by a car.

Lachenauer ...

Volunteers Bring Colorful Words of Inspiration to a Roxbury School's Bathrooms

ROXBURY, NJ - Volunteers recently turned four bathrooms at Roxbury's Franklin Elementary School into "spaces of kindness and inspiration" by painting on their walls inspirational quotes and colorful murals.

The project was initiated in January by the Franklin School Parent Teacher Association (PTA). The group's president, Lori Romano, used Facebook to request help from the ...


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