SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta High School band was not able to perform on the stage in the auditorium, so they had a different stage. The performers took their instruments outside to perform “en plein air.”
Band teacher Deborah Gianuzzi said, the 7 p.m. front porch concerts were followed by a live Google Meet to celebrate and recognize the senior band members.
During the video conference, Gianuzzi said the annual band and jazz awards were announced.
- Sean Ailara
- Dom Candeloro
- Daniella Cassano
- Kaitlyn Chavez
- Kassidy Chavez
- Kae DeGiovanni
- Camryn Gundry
- Logan Hanek
- Pat Lynch
- Andrew Maasbach
- Zander Papandrikos
- Sarah Ramirez
- Alex Ramos
- Lorenzo Rendina
- Max Rivielle
- Tom Scheri
- Joe Shnyder
- Lisette Stoute
- Eric Vincelette
- Rob Whalen
- Emily Yarnall
Gianuzzi and Band Teacher Andrew Lopez announced the annual band and jazz awards during the virtual meeting as well.
- Symphonic Band Director's Award: Alex Ramos
- Wind Ensemble Director's Award: Lisette Stoute
- Blues Inc! Director's Award: Rob Whalen
- Blues Sanction Director's Award: Kae DeGiovanni
- Quincy Jones Award: Zander Papandrikos
- Louis Armstrong Award: Lorenzo Rendina
- John Philip Sousa Award: Emily Yarnall
“I hope this helps to lift spirits,” Gianuzzi said.