EDISON, NJ-- Congratulations to freshman Luke Tan of Edison and eighth-grader Shourya Chhabra of Roselle Park, students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, for receiving recognition for their musical talents during Spring Break. Both W+H students were accepted into the Region Jazz Band Dizzy Gillespie Ensemble through video audition on March 25. A large number of students auditioned this year and the best student videos were chosen for two ensembles. The performance will be virtual this year and presented in May. 

Luke also participated in both the NJ Arts Solo and Ensemble Festival and the POTS (Percussion on The Sound) Percussion Festival in March. For the Solo and Ensemble Festival, Luke scored the top rating of Gold 1 for both jazz drum set and snare drum. Luke was one of only eight students to receive a Gold 1 rating for two performances. Because of his Gold 1 ratings, he is now eligible for the state competition. For the POTS Festival, Luke scored the top multi-percussion performance for his division. Both of these festivals were adjudicated by top professional percussionists and educators.

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School (1295 Inman Ave., N. Edison) is Central Jersey’s premier PreK-12 independent school. The campus is located near the Scotch Plains border and just five miles from downtown Westfield. It is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational day school that prepares students to lead and succeed in a world of global interconnection. Wardlaw+Hartridge provides an educational atmosphere characterized by academic challenge, support for individual excellence, diversity, and a familial sense of community. To take a virtual tour of the school, visit www.whschool.org/admission/take-a-virtual-tour