Arts & Entertainment

Excellence in Music Highlighted at West Orange High School Music Awards

Tri-M WOHS seniors receive cords for graduation. Credits: Cynthia Cumming

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Fifty-three West Orange High School seniors recently received their Tri-M Music Honor Society cords for graduation as several outstanding musicians were recognized for excellence in music.

Highlights for the music department this year included a national championship for the marching band, a sold-out performance of the spring musical “The Little Mermaid,” the Wind Ensemble's performance at the "Music for All" Festival in Indianapolis, a fourth-place national ranking for the Boys Step team, and several achievements by individual students continued throughout the year, including:

  • North Jersey Jr. Region Band:  Anika Fernandes, Jennifer Maciejak
  • North Jersey Area Band: Julian Gorring, Louis Kravits, Divya Anand, Austin Bartola
  • North Jersey Area Band, Region I Band: Austin Bartola, Divya Anand, Eoin Lynn
  • North Jersey Area Band, Region I Band, All-State Band: Austin Bartola

Awards were handed out to orchestra, band, choral, step team and color guard students in grades 9-12 as musical performances were interspersed throughout the evening.

Sign Up for E-News

Teachers John Hellyer, Erin Lagatic, Josh Zimmer, William Farley and Theresa Lim were also recognized by departing seniors who have worked with their instructors for four years.

Lou Quagliato, Supervisor of Fine Arts for the West Orange School District, lauded the students, parents and teachers for their commitment and dedication to music.

“We have the best music program in the State of New Jersey,” said Quagliato. “I am so grateful to the support of our board and superintendent.”

See the photos from the WOHS Music Awards here

See a list of rewards and recognitions here.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Like

Sign Up for E-News

West Orange

Lion and Hyena Exhibit Opens at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo

June 20, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ – As part of the expansion of the African Adventure-themed area of the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, which already includes Masai giraffes, the new Ronald J. Mount Lion and Hyena Exhibit was officially opened on June 12 with a celebratory ribbon cutting hosted by Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr.

According to DiVincenzo, the exhibit is named after the late ...

Girls Identified in Tragic Incident off Belmar Beach as More Details Emerge on Rescue and Recovery Efforts

June 17, 2017

BELMAR, NJ — The 13-year-old girl who drowned off the Belmar beach on Thursday, June 15, has been identified as Mitzi Hernandez and her 12-year-old cousin who remains on life-support as Emily Gonzalez-Perez, according to officials.

Gonzalez-Perez, remains in critical condition at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. The incident is still currently under investigation by the ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_530532ae64f882807192_capture

Sat, June 24, 5:00 PM

Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center, West Orange

Latin Night at OSPAC

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Sat, June 24, 5:00 PM

Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center, West Orange

Latin Night at OSPAC

Arts & Entertainment

Carousel_image_7b1ec9557ea366344581_139b4f_17efbd1f38ca441a89f4cfd806867d2b__1_

Sat, July 1, 9:00 AM

West Orange High School, West Orange

Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall West Orange High ...

Arts & Entertainment