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have brief articles in this section of the mag- azine) and offering your assistance. I have worked with several first-time managers in the past couple of years and all have found it to be musically and personally rewarding. As always, I would love to hear from


you about suggestions for future conduc- tors, ways to improve what we’re offering our bands, or just to say hello. Have a great summer!


High School Orchestra Kawika Kahalehoe


hsorchestra@cjmea.org Hello fellow directors. I hope you are Central Jersey CJMEA


Music Educators Association cjmea.org


outstanding performances at all of our con- certs. Additionally, I would like to thank our executive board for their phenomenal work at all of the concerts and events. These folks work extremely hard to ensure that all of our activities are organized and well-run. We are always thinking ahead and we


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are looking for conductors, managers, site locations, hosts, and sectional help for next year’s programs.


If you would like to help


out, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our division chairs. Please get involved! These programs cannot run without your help!


High School Band-Brian Toth hsband@cjmea.org


In this edition of TEMPO magazine


you will find the solo list for 2012-2013. Being in one of the region or state ensem- bles is a great achievement for your students and brings a lifetime of memories. While in the process of encouraging your students to prepare the materials, consider also that we need your help to carry out our activi- ties. While we all make the effort to work at auditions, there remains a good deal of work once the ensembles are selected.


Consider reaching out to a division chair (they all TEMPO


President-Andrew Veiss President@cjmea.org


t has been a great year for the CJMEA. Congratulations to all of our students and conductors for


all looking forward to the summer as much as I am, and I hope your school year has been enjoyable and successful. As of this publication there is nothing new to report, however, some people have expressed con- cerns about the region audition process for strings. Please feel free to reach out to me to express your concerns so that the CJMEA board and I can improve the audition pro- cess for next year. My email address is kka- halehoe@mtsd.us


Intermediate Band


Celeste Zazzali and Meg Spatz K8band@cjmea.org


There’s never a dull moment in Inter-


mediate Band world! After the conclusion of the Intermediate Region Band, the fun continued in preparation for the Elemen- tary Honors Band. The event was held on April 21st


at Rahway Middle School and was


hosted by Meagen Spatz and Amara Van Wyk. Thirty-five band directors from the re- gion recommended students to participate in the three bands: Red Band conducted by Thomas Kamp; White Band conducted by Yale Snyder; and Blue Band conducted by David Rattner. A special thanks to Su- sanne Hughes and Lyn Lewis for acting as librarians for the event. The day ran very smoothly thanks to the help of all the direc- tors involved. We were able to provide 250 students with a rich and meaningful experi- ence in the Elementary Honors Band. Michael Bartlett coordinated the El-


ementary/Middle School Concert Band & Orchestra Festivals this year. The first two festivals were very successful on April the 18th


and 19th


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at Monroe Township Middle


Percussion- Yale Snyder percussion@cjmea.org


It has been an exciting few months in


Region II percussion. Several Region II per- cussion ensembles were represented at the Randolph Percussion Ensemble Festival on March 1st, which included live comments from Jonathan Haas, Professor of Percus- sion at NYU. In addition, our Region II Intermediate Percussion Ensemble, now in its 5th year, was another huge success, hav- ing their concert on March 11th. I want to extend my thanks and gratitude to Kenneth Piascik of the New Jersey Youth Symphony for leading the ensemble and for being a fantastic guest conductor.


This has been


our finest year yet and we are looking at an even better year to follow. I am still looking for managers for both the High School and Intermediate Percussion Ensembles for next year. If you are interested in managing one of these groups please email me at percus- sion@cjmea.org.


MAY 2012


perform in a beautiful facility, receive feed- back from the adjudicators, and hear other groups from around the region. We are looking forward to the last festival on May 17th


at Freehold Township High School. Even as it seems like things are winding


down for this year, now is the time to get the ball rolling for next year’s events. If you are interested in getting involved – whether it’s by sponsoring students for an honors band, participating in a festival, conducting, man- aging or hosting – please reach out to us at k8band@cjmea.org or k8band2@cjmea. org. We look forward to working with you again in the future!


Intermediate Orchestra-Penny Martin k8orchestra@cjmea.org


We had another great concert sea-


son for the Intermediate Orchestra groups this year. Thank you to Patty Gonsky for conducting the Symphonic Orchestra and Joann Manhardt for conducting the String Orchestra. Special thanks to Grace Lee and Flora Yousefi for managing the two ensem- bles, respectively. We couldn’t have done it without you! If you are interested in being part of the


CJMEA orchestra groups, please feel free to contact me at k8orchestra@cjmea.org.


NJSMA North Jersey


School Music Association njsma.com


N Michael A. Kallimanis, President


ow that most of our student pro- grams have taken place, teachers, this one is for you! We are hold-


ing our annual General Membership meet- ing this year on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at Parsippany Hills HS. This is a change from the original date of April 30. We are also changing the format somewhat, coupling the complimentary buffet dinner meeting and board elections with the second annual Faculty Showcase concert. As a presiden- tial project by our previous president, Pete Pettinelli put together a band and chorus made up of Region I teachers for the pur- pose of creating an informational video for school administrators through the display of our talents in a performance. We were playing for the cameras then – this year we are planning to invite music parent groups, students, principals, superintendents and school board members – and make a pro- duction video as well! Hope to see you May 9, 6:00 PM dinner meeting, 7:30 PM con- cert at Parsippany Hills HS, 20 Rita Drive, Parsippany.


As the school year and Region calendar


winds down, I would like to take a moment to thank the members of the Region I Board for their time and expertise in handling the many different programs of the NJSMA. Further, a big “Thank You” goes out to the many teachers who give of their time in as- sisting with Region activities for the benefit of students from all schools. Have a great summer! --MK


Band Division Matthew Spatz, Division Chair


Greg Mulford and Tim Rausenberger, Division Co-Chairs.


The North Jersey Band Division has


had an exciting year. We have had two wonderful All-North Jersey concerts fea- turing four fantastic bands from students in Grades 7-12. The high school and ju- nior high school concert band festivals continue to be annual celebrations of the education through ensemble performance.


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Our second annual High School Chamber Ensemble concert was a huge success with 40 of the top woodwind, brass and percus- sion students performing a superb concert of chamber repertoire at William Paterson University. We would like to thank every- one at William Paterson for their wonderful hospitality, especially Carol Frierson-Camp- bell, Music Department Chair and J. Craig Davis, Director of Bands. Our first Elementary Honors Band Fes-


tival will take place Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Columbia High School, Maplewood. Over 250 5th


and 6th Grade students will


perform in three ensembles. Fifty sponsor- ing directors will help run the one-day fes- tival concluding with the concert at 2 PM. These successful region events do not


happen by themselves. It takes many indi- viduals and school districts working in co- operation to make region events work. We would like to thank all those involved in planning and executing these events. Any- one interested in conducting any region en- semble should visit our region website and complete an application. If you would like to get involved as a host, manager, or assist in any way, please contact Matthew, Greg or Tim. We look forward to working with you again next year!


Choral Division


Shawn Michael Condon and Viraj Lal, Choral Division Co-Chairs


Greetings from the Choral Division and Congratulations to all the students who participated in Honor Choirs this year! Both concerts were wonderful and there are a lot of acknowledgements that need to be made. We also extend our hearty thanks, for their hard work and expertise to our conductors: HS Women’s Choir - Lisa Graham, Welles- ley College; HS Mixed Choir - Steven Bell, Teaneck HS; Junior HS Treble Choir - San- dra Babb, Queens College; and Junior HS Mixed Choir - Jamie Bunce, Columbia HS. First, we’d like to thank all the teach- ers who sponsored students to audition and their parents for supporting music educa- tion in your school. Second, we’d like to thank the host schools and teachers: Charles Linnell, Kinnelon HS; Barbara Klemp, Chatham HS; Lyle Leeson, Secaucus HS; George Glock, Memorial MS, Fair Lawn; Donna Girvan, Tenafly MS; and Pete Pet-


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tinelli, Brooklawn MS who co-hosted with Linda Clark at Parsippany Hills HS. And last, but certainly not least, the dedicated managers and accompanists who provide so much support to our organization. Please check our website for information regard- ing the upcoming Junior High School & Elementary Choral Festivals.


Orchestra Division


Wendy Campbell and Nate Lienhard, Division Co-Chairs


Helen Cha-Pyo, from the Empire State


Youth Symphony, was the guest conductor of the All-North Jersey Junior HS Orches- tra. The ensemble performed an exhilarating program featuring Overture to the Marriage of Figaro - Mozart; Carmen Suite – Bizet; Suite for String Orchestra – Corelli; and Fi- nale from the New World Symphony – Dvor- ak. Kim Chiesa, string instructor at Ferndale Elementary School, Randolph Township and manager of the Orchestra, opened the performance with the Star Spangled Banner. Thank you to our rehearsal site hosts, Todd Urban, Eisenhower MS, Wyckoff, and Alex Soares, West Essex MS, which was also the concert site. Thank you to all the sectional coaches who dedicated their time to make this event a success: Strings - Valeria Toth, Samantha Tomblin, Jack Rosenberg, Lanny Paykin, Jason DePope; Brass - Amy Eme- lianoff and Scott Chamberlain; Woodwinds - Harry Searing; Percussion - Pete Abazia. New this year is the Junior HS Region


Orchestra Festival, set to take place May 9th


at Randolph MS, Sherry Griggs, host. The annual HS Region Orchestra Festi- val will run on May 26 at Millburn HS, Karen Conrad, host. Registered schools include: Nutley HS, Andrew Macirowski, director; Millburn HS, Karen Conrad; Ramapo Ridge Middle School, Mahwah, Wendy Campbell; Maplewood MS, Jenni- fer Dodge; West Orange HS, Elena Peres; Livingston HS, Nancy Ciminnisi; South Orange and Maplewood Middle Schools, Bill Cook. If you would like to find out more about hosting a site, conducting a group, or becoming more involved in the Region ex- perience, please e-mail Wendy or Nate.


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