Seven Westfield High School Band students were accepted to the 2017 New Jersey Music Education Association Region Band or Orchestra. Three of the seven students placed first overall in their instrument: Dale Beyert - Wind Ensemble and Orchestra, Trumpet; Michael Hauge - Wind Ensemble, Eb & Bb Clarinet, and Brooke Walden - Wind Ensemble and Orchestra, Piccolo & Flute.
In addition, Austin Chen performed on trumpet with the Symphonic Band; Matthew Schiff - Wind Ensemble, Alto & Bass Clarinet; Sara Shen - Symphonic Band, Flute; and Daniel Shenker - Symphonic Band, Alto Saxophone. The performances took place on January 8 and January 15 – both at Montgomery High School.
Pictured here at the January 15 regional concert are (l-r): Trevor Sindorf – WHS Band Director, Matthew Schiff, Brooke Walden, Sara Shen, Dale Beyert, Austin Chen, Michael Hauge, Daniel Shenker, and Chris Vitale, WHS Band Director.
The seven students also will be auditioning for All-State on January 21.
“We are so very proud of these seven individuals and are honored that they are representing our school in a region group this year,” stated Mr. Vitale.