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A roundup of NA student musicians’ recent achievements.
Three Upper School violinists were accepted into the New Jersey Music Educators Association All-State Orchestra. Just to qualify for the All-State audition, all three players had to audition for, be accepted into, and perform with the North Jersey Regional Orchestra. Congratulations to:

Mauranda Men ’16
Christopher Pyo ’17
Rebecca Slater ’18

And that’s not all …
Chameleon and the NA Big Band made it to the New Jersey Association for Jazz Education state finals again! Chameleon had a very strong performance, earning a high Gold rating, rhythm and saxophone section awards, and two soloist awards for seniors Kevin Jiang and George Austin. The NA Big Band slipped into the final spot with a high Bronze.

In addition, seven NA musicians auditioned for the Region I Jazz Band. All emerged with strong scores. Congratulations to the four students selected for the Junior High and High School bands:

Charles Pan ’18 - lead alto saxophone, Junior High
Dean Tan ’18 - lead trombone, Junior High
Sid Tumu ’18 - piano, Junior High
Aaron Levy ’16 - 2nd drummer, High School
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