Newark Academy's select big band "Chameleon" is participating in the Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival. On May 10, band members Scotty McGraw ’17 and Cosimo Fabrizio '18 were interviewed during band rehearsal, along with jazz director Julius Tolentino. On May 11, band members Shaan Pandiri '17 and Charles Pan '18 and jazz director Julius Tolentino were interviewed by Fox 5 News at the competition. Click here to watch the Fox 5 News clip. Click here to watch the CBS clip.
Newark Academy's Pit Orchestra for On The Town has been nominated for the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Award for “Outstanding Performance by an Orchestra.” This is Newark Academy's second time participating in the Rising Star Award for Excellence in High School Musical Theatre program and first time being recognized. The Rising Star ceremony will take place at Paper Mill Playhouse on June 6 at 7:30pm and will feature presenters from Broadway and beyond. This year’s ceremony will be broadcast live on television and online through Paper Mill Playhouse video partner, Hometowne Television, of Summit, New Jersey. Good luck to the NA student musicians and their director, Mr. Lal.
Allen Zhu ’18 auditioned for the New Jersey Association for Jazz Education All State Jazz Band and was selected as the First Tenor Saxophone in the group. They will perform at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and in Atlantic City in fall 2017 as part of the music teachers conference.
Newark Academy's select big band "Chameleon" was chosen as one of the 15 finalists to perform live at the Essentially EllingtonHigh School Jazz Band Competition & Festival, which will be held May 11-13, 2017 at Lincoln Center.