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posted: Tue, Apr 24th, 2018

Ensemble wins silver rating

The MOMS Junior Winds ensemble earned a silver rating at the North Jersey School Music Association's Junior High School Band Festival. 

At the festival, held at West Essex High School, the group performed two songs: “Danse Carnival,” a tribute to the Hungarian Dances of the 1800s with shifting tempos, and “A Joyful Journey,” an expressive tune with sections of quiet reflection and soaring themes of pride and triumph.

On April 18, the group also performed with the Montclair State University Campus Band here at MOMS. Its next performance will be at Mount Olive High School’s band concert on May 23.

Junior Winds, directed by music teachers Ken Adessa and Melany McQueeny, meets afterschool once per week and is comprised of about 45 students who auditioned to become part of the ensemble.

Junior Winds ensemble members

Piccolo
Ava Gestwick

Flute
Lillian Wirstiuk
Alice Park
Tamryn Harvey
Emily Aghabi
Jianna Gorospe
Samantha Albert

Oboe
Kiera Louie

Bassoon
Kristen Kaniewski

Clarinet
Sofia Murphy
Molly Kahan
Gabriel Serna
Sarina Khera
Demi Gabrial
Gianna DeMaria

Bass Clarinet
Sean Linskey
Francisco Galindo

Alto Sax
Jillian Gestwick
Joseph Kulcsar
Gael Saavedra
Collin Riviello

Tenor Sax
Shaylynn Schumacher

Baritone Sax
Erica Portway

Trumpet
Tejas Panigrahi
Nico D’Amico
Hannah Tashjian
Alvaro Caravaca
Brooke Russo

French Horn
Sabrina Ruocco
Brooke Zienowicz
Hailey Tirone
Amanda Fenton

Trombone
James Moore
Jack Timmermans

Baritone
Ryan Parichuk
Alex Massuet

Tuba
Yash Attri

Percussion
Olivia Walker
Claudia Sterling
Salvatore Matteis
Ben Brown
Mahin Matlapudi

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