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brendan
   
 

brendan
Brendan is a Senior at David Brearley High School in Kenilworth NJ. He made 3rd Chair Orchestra.  Brendan was invited to Audition for the All States Band. On December 12th for 2015 - 2016. He made David Bradley High School Drums — Captain

 
     
    joseph  
 

joseph
Joseph is 12 years old and in the Seventh Grade at Washington Middle School, Harrison NJ. Joseph auditioned on February 6th 2016, and was 7th overall in the Orchestra Band. On September 2015 he auditioned for the Jazz for Teens Program at NJPAC, Newark NJ

 
     
  mayank    
  mayank
Mayank is in the 7th grade at Woodrow Wilson Middle school. He is 12 years old. This year he has the 3rd chair of the Symphonic Band.
 
     
    darin  
  darin
Darin is 12 years old and is in the 7th grade at Woodrow Wilson Middle school in Edison. Darin is in Region Windows Ensemble in the 9th Chair.
 
     
  shruti    
  shrudi
8th grader at Woodrow Wilson Middle School in Edison. Placed number 2 overall in Middle School Region Band Auditions. Shruti also placed 2nd Chair in The Wind Ensemble.
 
     
 
 
    varun  
  varun
Varun made the 2017 All Eastern band this year. Varun currently studies jazz at the Manhattan School of Music. He was accepted to the Lincoln Center Youth Jazz program in New York City. He also placed number 1 overall in the NJ Divison 2 region auditions. Varum will be 1st chair in The Wind Emsemble for 2014. Varun is in the 11th grade at JP Stevens High School. Although he plays multiple instruments like Guitar, Bass, Piano, Drums and Violin, he is the most passionate about playing drums. He has been learning music since he was 3 years old and wants to be a musician. He has been selected for the Region Band - 2013 and is also a member of his school orchestra and jazz band. He is also enrolled in a Master's certificate program in Berklee College of Music, Boston.
 
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  jackie    
  jackie
Jackie placed 13th overall in the NJ Division 2 region auditions putting Jackie in the 4th chair Symphonic Band for 2014. Jackie is 14 years old and is 5th overall in Percussion. He plays in the Percussion Ensemble. Jackie is in the 8th grade and goes to Rooselvelt Middle school in Westfield New Jersey.
 
     
       
  alex
Alex made the region band last year made the audition for The Jazz for Teens Program at NJPAC in Newark NJ. My only other students to make that Program were John and Robbie McNamara. It is a honor to play with the best kids in the tristate area.
alex  
       
 
  robbie  
  robbie
Robbie McNamara attended to David Brealy Middle School, in his 1st year of attending, he put his school on the map for Music excellence. In July 2013 Robbie's band PWNED opened for Love And Death in Virginia and on December 7th 2013, Robbie's band PWNED opened for The Misfits in Reading PA. Robbie also placed #2 Overall 2 years in a row. Playing both years in The Region Orchestra. Robbie also made it into the NJPAC Jazz for Teens Program. Robbie attended J.P Stevens in 2009 where he auditioned for the Marching Band. Robbie was the 1st Freshman to make the snare line in 15 years.
 
     
       
  john
In 2004, John McNamara auditioned for the NJPAC Jazz for teens program, being the youngest to make the jazz program at 12 years of age. John was going to David Brealy Middle school, and played for the jazz for teens program until 2008. in 2006 John went to J.P. Stevens High school. in 2006 he placed 5th and made The Region Band. in 2007 John placed forth and played for The Region Orchestra. In 2008 John placed forth again and was in the Orchestra. 2009 John played in the Region Percussion Ensemble. This was the 1st year that State offered the Percussion ensemble. It was an Honor for John to play it. John is serving in The United States Navy.
johnny  
       
  harry    
  harry
My Former student Harry Smith appears in a short film called Passions where he talks about his passion of Jazz drumming. I am so Proud to see that Harry has grown as a musician from when he first started with me. His Father Dave Smith has said that I have been a big influence in how he turned out music wise.
When Harry was in the 7th Grade at Terrel Middle school in Scotch Plains, NJ. he placed 4th and was in the Region Band.
 
     
   
 

 

 
    patrick  
  patrick
Patrick attends William Annin Middle school in Basking Ridge NJ. In the 7th grade Patrick scored #5 overall in Mallets and was placed in the Region Percussion Ensemble. In 8th Grade Patrick scored #2 Overall, again placed in The Region Percussion Ensemble.
 
     
       
       
       

 

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