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Musicians honored

posted: Tue, Mar 28th, 2017

Choral teacher Joanna Scarangello with All-State Elementary Honor Choir members Kayla Constantino-Marvin, Alexa Yudoff, Marysia Shelton, Adalyn Conner, and Lena Aquino

MOMS choral students and instrumental music students have recently been chosen to perform in a number of regional and statewide concerts:

All-State Honor Choirs

Eight choral students are among the state's best and were selected to take part in all-state honor choirs. Representing Mount Olive in the New Jersey All-State Elementary Honor Choir will be sixth-graders Lena Aquino, Adalyn Conner, Kayla Constantino-Marvin, Marysia Shelton, and Alexa Yudoff.

Seher Anwar, Surya Chinnappa, and Kyle Ongoro will perform with the New Jersey All-State Junior High Honor Choir. 

The concerts for both groups will be held on Saturday, May 6 at J.P. Case Middle School in Flemington and are sponsored by the New Jersey Music Educators Association in cooperation with the New Jersey American Choral Directors Association.

North Jersey Choir

Nicole Eckhardt, Natalie Paitchel, Sara Seelman, and Shayna Wilson were selected to perform with the North Jersey Junior High Choir in a concert sponsored by the North Jersey School Music Association (NJSMA). The honor choir represents the best junior high school singers from the seven counties of northern New Jersey. The concert will be held on March 19. 

Joanna Scarangello teaches the MOMS choral students.

North Jersey Band

Ian Coyle, Jiro Magbanua, and Mark Murphy will join the other top middle school musicians in northern New Jersey and perform with NJSMA's North Jersey Junior High Band on March 5.

The instrumental music students are taught by teachers Ken Adessa and Melany McQueeny. 

All-State Junior High Honor Choir members Surya Chinnappa, Seher Anwar, and Kyle Ongoro with choral teacher Joanna Scarangello

North Jersey Junior High Choir members Natalie Paitchel, Sara Seelman, Shayna Wilson, and Nicole Eckhardt with choral teacher Joanna Scarangello

Music teachers Ken Adessa (left) and Melany McQueeny (far right) with North Jersey Junior High Band members Jiro Magbanua, Ian Coyle, and Mark Murphy

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