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Eleven Ridgewood High School students have been selected to perform in the 2017 All Bergen County Band

Marching band

December 4,2016

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Eleven RHS band students have been selected to perform in the 2017 All Bergen County Band.  More than 300 students auditioned yesterday for 85 positions.  Congratulations to: Katlyn Tagliabue, principal bassoon* (10); Joshua (Jaehyeok) Yang, clarinet (11); Tony (Jongyun) An, clarinet (9); Colleen Duffy, clarinet (12); Kieran Corcoran, tenor saxophone (9); Chris Morse, principal baritone saxophone* (10); Jonathan Negron, trumpet (11); Teddy Trent, trumpet (12); Stefanie Haas, trombone (9); and Ethan Glenning, principal euphonium* (12).The All County Band will perform in January.

In addition, two students have been selected to perform in All Eastern ensembles that will perform in April.  These students have been recognized as among the top performers on their instrument for the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. Congratulations to: Maxwell Caine, guitar (All Eastern Jazz Ensemble) (12); and the other student, an oboe player (11), whose name is withheld pending media permission.

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Ridgewood Students to Perform with the New Jersey Choral Society

The Ridgewood Voices

Photo of The Ridgewood Voices courtesy of Ridgewood High School

Ridgewood Students to Perform with the New Jersey Choral Society

February 24,2016
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Voices, a vocal ensemble from Ridgewood High School, will make a guest appearance in the New Jersey Choral Society’s Pops Spectacular, Crazy For You, March 5 and 6, 2016. The students will sing an arrangement of George and Ira Gershwin’s “They All Laughed” in this tribute to the incredible talents of the Gershwin song-writing team. Concerts will be held Saturday, March 5 at 8:00 pm and Sunday, March 6 at 3:00 pm at Immaculate Heart Academy, 500 Van Emburgh Ave., Washington Township.The Ridgewood Voices is under the direction of RHS choir director, Steven Bourque. The group performs both at RHS and within the Ridgewood community.

Last year, the Voices had the honor of working with the NY Voices on one of Darmon Meader’s arrangements and opened for the NY
Voices (along with the RHS Jazz Band) at a NY Voices Concert. Also making a guest appearance in Crazy For You are RHS faculty member and New Players choreographer, Jennifer Landa, with her husband, Tony, and three student dancers, performing in “Shall We Dance.”

Advance tickets are $25.00 for adults and $22.00 for students, seniors, and patrons with disabilities. (Add $5.00 at the door). Discounted group pricing is also available. Come one hour prior to performance time for The Inside Line, a complimentary lecture for all ticket holders that provides an intimate and entertaining preview of the music. For reservations or more information, visit or call the New Jersey Choral Society at (201) 379-7719.

Established in 1980, the New Jersey Choral Society is one of the state’s most prestigious choral groups, well-known for presenting outstanding and unique programs. Under the direction of Eric Dale Knapp, NJCS performs three major concerts annually in Bergen and Essex counties. They have performed at Carnegie Hall and the White House and have toured internationally in Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, China, Australia, England, and France.Immaculate Heart Academy is wheelchair accessible. Funding has been made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.