Hopatcong band members, freshmen Amanda Corujo, Anthony Christiana, Tara Nixdorff, and 7th grade student Teresa Turnage were accepted into the Region 1 (North Jersey) Junior Region Honors Band on Saturday, February 7 held at Clifton High School audition.
Over 400 students competed from Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex and Warren Counties. 130 students were selected to participate in two honors ensembles—one for 9th grader students, and one for 7th and 8th grade students. The students will participate in five rehearsals then perform a concert on Sunday, March 22 at 3:00 pm at Madison Junior High School.
The three freshmen, who were also accepted to the Junior Orchestra, will attend four more rehearsals for a concert held on Sunday, March 15 at 3:00 pm at West Essex High School.
Corujo and Nixdorff play in the high school concert, marching and pep bands, the holiday ensemble and the pit orchestra for the high school musical. Christiana, who plays in the high school concert band, the holiday ensemble, and in the pit orchestra for the high school musical, is also on the high school basketball and track teams.
Turnage plays in the 7th grade band, the holiday ensemble, pep band and in the pit orchestra for the high school musical. She is looking forward to joining the marching band next year.