2002 - 2003 School Year In Review In September, we welcomed Mr. Charles Lopez to the department and Mr. Perillo crossed the field to join the North section of our music department. The Jazz Band performed for the entire faculty and administration of South Brunswick School District as they officially kicked off the school year. Student Teacher, Robert Nelson, started his student teaching experience with us. We also welcomed 250 students into our instrumental music program. Music lessons and band rehearsals were in full swing!

In December, instrumental music students performed their winter musical selections in two separate concerts for both the South Brunswick and Crossroads South communities. Eighth grader Matthew Rossi received the Westminster Conservatory of Music scholarship.

In January, Shannon Ingoglia joined us as a student teacher from The College of New Jersey. The Jazz Band received the rating of Superior at the Nottingham High School Jazz Band Festival. Ian Siegel was selected as outstanding soloist. Jae Moon successfully auditioned for the Central Jersey Region II Orchestra.

February saw 1,325 pizza kits delivered to Crossroads and a team of Music Parents distributed all of them to their rightful owners.

The production of Anything Goes took place in March with an all middle school pit orchestra. You had to see it to believe it!

In May, we took 9 buses and an entourage of 411 students, teachers and chaperones to our annual junket to Hershey Park with the results as follows: Our nine performing groups were winners in every way!

And, on May 27, we presented to you our Annual Spring Concert! Seventh grader, Laura O'Neill, received our Westminster Conservatory of Music Scholarship.