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Roxbury Bands Come Together


Roxbury Bands Come Together


ROXBURY, NJ (March 17, 2017) – Roxbury High School and Lincoln/Roosevelt coordinated a combined band rehearsal on Tuesday, February 28th in anticipation of the District Band Concert. 

“We coordinated this day with the high school in order to strengthen the band community within the district and utilize the resources within our full grades 5-12 program to create a learning experience for all students,” shared Kate Katz, Lincoln/Roosevelt Instrumental Music Teacher. 

For the sixth graders specifically, this was an opportunity to rehearse for the district band concert with help from the high school counterparts within their sections. 

Katz went on to say, “Though this occurred on just the one day, we plan to make events like this more of a regular thing in the future. In addition to this day, we also regularly have RHS students visit during their Senior Option time to sit in, play along, and help students in band classes and lessons at L/R.” 

Katz hopes her students take away some insight and helpful hints regarding their music as they prepare, having heard it play by more advanced musicians. 

“I hope that integration with the RHS students has inspired and will inspire my students to continue band during their middle and high school years. I hope that all students involved took away the idea that band isn’t just a class…in a place like Roxbury, it’s a thriving, interactive community offering enriching experiences that extend far beyond the classroom setting.” 

Roxbury High School student participants included Kristin Andlauer (Gr 11), Kayla Bouvier (Gr 10), Garrett Dexter (Gr 12), Courtney Graf (Gr 10), Dan Inge (Gr 12), Patricia Lalo (Gr 11), Gabby Maroulis (Gr 11), Kassandra Matiz (Gr 12), Cyle Morris (Gr 11), Hannah Smith (Gr 9), Rhiannon Speer (Gr 11), Aidan Straut (Gr 10), Zach Stevens (Gr 11), Katie Walsh (gr 11), and Kaitlyn Winters (Gr 10). 

Lincoln/Roosevelt sixth-grade student participants were Alison Alvardo, Brennan Andrews, Paige Beal, Matt Biczak, Anthony Blehl, Anna Bokor, Dan Borrelli, Alex Brinkman, Owen Campbell, Sankalp Chandesh, Joe Christel, Ashley Christie, Santiago Codoceo, Jayden Cooper, Max Corsi, Josefina Cotero, Gabby Daskalova, Brendan Day, Elena Domin, Weston Edelman, Stephen Ellison, Ashley Eng, Sean Feeney, Alanis Figueroa Diaz, Joe Fragale, Connor Francis, Hunter Gabloff, Juliana Garces, Karl Graef, Emily Grodzki, Dan Hall, Will Kisatsky, Jase Kontozoglus, Riley Kovalcik, Finn Krause, Filip Lazaroski, Michael Lopez, Jeremy Maida, Madison Marchesi, Justin Masi, Joe Matits, Cesar Matxwell, William McPeek, Angelina Mejia, Max Morris, Ava Nack, Diya Narayan, Matt O’Leary, Kamiye Ogunyankin, Ethan Olmsted, Carter Olmsted, Tyler Orban, Cassie Otnisky, Evan Paddock, Josh Palumbo, Brian Patoilo, Mikayla Provenzano, Aaliyana Santiago, Thomas Simmerano, Melanie Skeparoska, Simmone Sotelo Gould, Kendra Sparano, Angelina Stigliano, Jacob Stuart, Nick Terreo, Ava Thomas, Stephen Whiteman, Wyatt Whittenberg, Timmy Wilk, James Winters, Ella Yarznbowicz, Christopher Yepes, and Ian Ziomek. 

PHOTOS ATTACHED (courtesy of Roxbury High School)

6th Grade Combined Rehearsal with RHS pictures 1-11 


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


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