WEST ORANGE, NJ — Accolades and awards continue for the West Orange Schools Performing Arts program as five musicians were recently accepted to the North Jersey Regional Band, three vocalists were accepted to the North Jersey Region I Choir and one musician was accepted to the North Jersey Region I Orchestra.

North Jersey Regional Band

"Our musicians successfully competed with students from 86 other high schools in northern New Jersey to be part of this prestigious honor band," said West Orange High School (WOHS) band director Lew Kelly.

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These students will be performing in a concert at Parsippany Hills High School on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 3 p.m. and will also audition for the New Jersey All-State Band.

Students were accepted as follows:

  • Wind Ensemble — Matthew Veal (euphonium) and Jack Klausner (percussion)
  • Symphonic Band — Stanley Lim (trumpet), Aiden O'Gorman (trombone) and Vincent Egan (percussion) 

North Jersey Regional I Choir

Elena House (Alto 1) and juniors Joseph Florendo (Tenor 2) and Andree Celestine (Alto 2) successfully auditioned and were accepted into the North Jersey Region I Choir.

"Our students will be performing in concert on Feb. 1 at Morris Knolls High School," said WOHS choir director John Hellyer. "We are very proud of them and all who auditioned."

North Jersey Region I Orchestra

West Orange High School sophomore Ayush Narain was accepted to the New Jersey High School Region I Orchestra. He will perform alongside other talented musicians on Feb. 9 at James Caldwell High School beginning at 3 p.m.