ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury Indoor Percussion ended the 2019 season in first place - in Scholastic A Class - at the USBands Indoor Percussion Championships.

The competition took place at Fair Lawn High School on March 31. Although this group has competed in Championships before, this is the first time Roxbury placed first at this event. 

Roxbury competed against three other groups. Out of four judged categories, Roxbury placed first in Music, Visual and Visual Effect and finished with an overall score of 92.75.

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“Roxbury Indoor Percussion was also thrilled to take first place out of fourteen groups who competed in the Scholastic A Class through the Mid Atlantic Percussion Society competition circuit - another first for Roxbury Indoor Percussion," said Roxbury Indoor Percussion Co-Director Shannon Perrone. "Roxbury Indoor Percussion competed in three other events with USBands, finishing in second and third place at these competitions.”

This year’s show, “We Built Our Own World,” features musical arrangements by David Reeves and show design by Michael Thompson. The show tells a story of the manic energy of a new project, reflective qualities as the idea is beginning to take shape and the excitement of it all coming together.

Perrone added, “The group of 35bstudents began working on the music for the show in December and began putting it together with the drill, visuals and movement in early January. Thirty students performed on keyboards, guitars, and percussion instruments, while five students were the visual ensemble, moving and utilizing props throughout.”

This year’s Roxbury Indoor Percussion included the following:

Roxbury Indoor Percussion is Co-Directed by: Shannon Perrone and Justin Kulick

Show Design: Michael Thompson

Visual Staff: Ray Henricksen, Robert Peterson

Music Staff: Chris Bouvier, Kelly Driscoll, Eric Ficarra, Chris Jenkins

Sound Design: Dom Michele

Percussion: Kayla Bouvier (Gr 12), Austin Cummis (Gr 12), Olivia DeVries (Gr 11), Alex Doty (Gr 9), Ryan Fedorko (Gr 9), Jonathan Fragale (Gr 10), Brodie Haughey (Gr 9), Dylan Hayeck (Gr 11), Joseph Kovach (Gr 9), Jeremy Maida (Gr 8), Zack Maida (Gr 12), Marissa Mangano (Gr 11), John Mayo (Gr 10), Emily Miller (Gr 12), Matthew Mineo (Gr 9), Josh Moore (Gr 12), Jenny Motzer (Gr 12), Devan Mroz (Gr 12), Joshua Pinto (Gr 11), Mason Planker (Gr 10), Colin Robertson (Gr 9), Robert Rust (Gr 12), Joseph Sabando (Gr 8), Eric Shumaker (Gr 11), Ryan Shumaker (Gr 12), Evan Valentino (Gr 11), Andrew Wilson (Gr 9), Sarah Wilson (Gr 9), James Winters (Gr 8)

Visual Ensemble: Olivia Bazewicz (Gr 10), Anna Kisatsky (Gr 11), Michael Kovach (Gr 12), Braden Whitaker (Gr 9), Meghan Wyse (Gr 12)