2003 - 2004 School Year In Review In September, we welcomed Ms. Dana Pizzuti to the department.   Student Teachers, Melanie Felson, George Heffentrager and Daniel Kenworthy started their student teaching experience with us.  We also welcomed 550 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. Seventh grader Matthew Cohen received the Westminster Conservatory of Music scholarship.

In January, the Jazz Band received the rating of “Superior” at the Nottingham High School Jazz Band Festival. Gopal Narsimhamurthy was selected as outstanding soloist. Jae Moon successfully auditioned for the Central Jersey Region II Orchestra.

February saw 830 candles and 1,382 pizza kits delivered to Crossroads South and a team of Music Parents distributed all of them to their rightful owners.

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

In May, the Vocal Ensemble performed in the New Jersey Middle School Choral Festival at Rowan University, the Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band performed in the Willingboro Jazz Band Festival and we hosted the Central Jersey Middle School Concert Band Festival.

In June, 350 students participated in our Choral/Jazz concert to a standing-room only audience.  On June 4 – 5, we took 12 buses and an entourage of 486 students, teachers and chaperones to our annual junket to Hershey Park with the results as follows: Listed on the next page of the program.  Our ten performing groups were winners in every way!

And, on June 10, 2004, we present our Annual Spring Concert.  Seventh grader Ryan Donato won the Westminster Conservatory of Music scholarship.