Six Randolph Middle School eighth grade band students have successfully auditioned for the 2016 North Jersey Jr. Area Band and were expected to perform with the North Jersey Junior Area Band at its concert Sun., Jan. 17.
The students were nominated by RMS Band Faculty and had to prepare a solo and several scales and then sight-read music for the auditions last month. The following RMS students performed with the North Jersey Junior Area Band, pictured from left, Dan Spielman, clarinet; Maggie Borinski, bassoon; Alex Zager, baritone saxophone; John Crane, trumpet; Connor Powell, euphonium; and Neil McArthur, tuba.
“The Junior Area Band is a fantastic opportunity for our band students at Randolph Middle School,” said RMS eighth grade Band Director Tom Davidson. “Many students have never prepared an audition of this caliber before. Students have a great experience because they get to perform challenging high-level band music, and they get to meet like-minded students from about 30 middle schools who love music as much as they do.”
All of the students said they had a wonderful time and enjoyed playing with other high caliber musicians.