ROXBURY, NJ - Two Lincoln-Roosevelt School sixth graders, Antonio Coe and Justin Masi, recently joined more than 100 other talented musicians from the North Jersey area in the North Jersey School Music Association (NJSMA) Elementary Honors Band concert at South Orange Middle School.
The efforts by Coe and Masi marked the first time any students from Lincoln/Roosevelt School participated in the event. “These students did a phenomenal job and we’re very proud," band directors Kate Katz and Ray Henricksen. They said the boys put in a lot of hard work practicing for the concert and spent all morning rehearsing before their afternoon appearance on May 5.
The NJSMA Elementary Honors Band Festival is an event that provides sixth-grade students the opportunity to participate in a region ensemble. All students are sponsored through nomination, not by audition, by the sponsoring band director who must be present throughout the day of the festival.