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Roosevelt Middle School Musician Receives Top Award at Music Festival

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Matthew Holland with RMS Band teacher Roger Bryson. Credits: Cynthia Cumming
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BETHLEHEM, PA – Eighth-grade Roosevelt Elementary School musician Matthew Holland recently received the coveted "Overall Jazz Soloist" award at the Music in the Parks Music Festival, held in Bethlehem, PA.

Holland soloed on "Mission Impossible" and "Blue Train" on the baritone sax. He was selected by a panel of judges over several other students across the tri-state area who performed at the Festival. 

"We're very proud of Matthew and his accomplishment," said Principal Lionel Hush, "and we know he will excel at West Orange High School."

Holland is pictured above with RMS Band teacher Roger Bryson.

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