Freshman Clarinetist Jennifer Weiss makes New Jersey All State Symphonic Band
Montville Township High
School student will also tour concert halls in Budapest and Vienna this summer
Montville Township High School (MTHS) student Jennifer Weiss was
selected for the New Jersey All State Band. The clarinetist is one of the few
freshmen to have landed a spot in the highly competitive ensemble. All State
band programs are sponsored by the New Jersey Music Educators Association (NJMEA).
The NJ All State Band will perform at the prestigious New Jersey Performing
Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 3:00PM.
“This year, I want to congratulate Jennifer Weiss who,
as a freshman, made it into the All State Symphonic Band on the Clarinet,”
said MTHS Band Director Kenneth Korlishin, “This
is quite an accomplishment for Jennifer. Through her talent and hard
work, we are proud to have her represent MTHS in this great accomplishment!”
Through the audition process, Weiss competed in January against
high school students from North, Central and South Jersey Regional Ensembles.
“It is an extremely competitive field of very talented students
representing every high school in the state,” added
Montville Township Public Schools Supervisor of the Fine and Applied Arts
Edward Fleischman. “Earning a seat in such ensemble
is quite an achievement.”
who attended the esteemed Interlochen Arts Camp as a sixth grade student from
the Montville Township Public Schools’ Robert R. Lazar Middle School and
Brevard Music Center of North Carolina last summer, also represents MTHS this season as a
member of the NJMEA Region
I Band of North
“I love the clarinet because it is
versatile,” Weiss said. “It has a good part in classical music, but it is also
great to play jazz with it. I enjoy playing jazz.”
Coming up, Weiss join the other
All State Band members for a two day rehearsal at Rutgers University, followed
the Saturday, February 25 concert at NJPAC.
This summer, Weiss will tour the
concert halls of Budapest and Vienna with the New Jersey Youth Symphony.