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LRS Students Among Top Talent at North Jersey Music Educators One-Day Event


LRS Students Among Top Talent at North Jersey Music Educators One-Day Event

LRS 6th Graders with Directors at South Orange  

ROXBURY, NJ (May 10, 2019) – Each year the North Jersey Music Educators Association holds a one-day event to showcase the top talent of sixth grade band students throughout the northern part of New Jersey, where many schools send their top students. This year Lincoln/Roosevelt school had twelve students selected to showcase their talent on May 4th at the South Orange Middle School. 

LRS Instrumental Music Teacher Ray Henricksen shared, “This year LRS is extremely proud to have such a large showing at this wonderful event as they represented Roxbury at the highest level!” 

Representing Roxbury were:

  • Jake Donnelly
  • Jason Gabrielson
  • Jenna Heiser
  • Kaleigh Howell
  • Yuriy Hrytsay
  • Saketh Karri
  • Nicholas Kemmerer
  • Kate McDougal
  • Shayne Spiteri
  • Alejandro Tabares-Giraldo
  • Ashleigh Tasnady
  • Landon Whitney 

LRS Instrumental Music Teachers, Henricksen and Kate Katz shared, “We are extremely proud of the hard work and dedication put on by these young musicians! Congratulations to all!” 

PHOTO ATTACHED (courtesy of Lincoln/Roosevelt School)


For more information, contact: Roxbury Community School/Community Relations Coordinator Ann Rhodes at or 973-584-7699.



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