Congratulations to Hopatcong High School Sophomore Musician Anthony Christiana who auditioned for and was accepted into the Region 1- North Jersey Honors Band on Sat., Jan. 9, held at Paramus High School. More than 450 students competed from Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex and Warren Counties. Anthony placed as the sixth highest scoring trombonist in the audition.
There were 130 students selected to participate in two high school honors ensembles, with five rehearsals and a concert on Sun., Jan. 31, at Parsippany Hills High School.
Anthony plays in the high school concert band, the holiday ensemble, and in the pit orchestra for the high school musical. Anthony is also on the high school basketball and track teams. His placement in the Region Ensemble makes him eligible to audition state wide for the All-State Honors Band.