A total of sixteen students from Red Bank Regional High School made the prestigious All-Shore Chorus, performing with the best voices from Monmouth and Ocean counties in the 51st annual honor chorus concert held recently at Neptune High School. Pictured above from right to left are: (front row): Allison LaRochelle, Middletown, Kathryn Robinson, Shrewsbury, Alexa DeAnna, Keansburg, Jazmin Graham, Lake Como, Eliana Swartz, Little Silver; (back row): Emma Craven, Brielle, Dana Brown, Red Bank, Patrick Martini, Union Beach, Shannon O’Donnell, Little Silver, Amanda Strydio, Keansburg, Dannielle Wolf, Shrewsbury, Lauren O’Brien, Little Silver, Courtney Ravelo, Union Beach, Mackenzie Clark, Shrewsbury and RBR Choral teacher Kristopher Zook. Missing from the picture were Shurmila Dhar, Little Silver, and Kacey Greico, Keansburg. The Honor Choir was conducted this year by Andre Baldasserini from Matawan-Aberdeen Regional High School.
RBR celebrates its Academic Athletes, who earned a coveted Varsity letter for achieving an A in every subject from the preceding year. RBR awards these letters in the traditional of how schools celebrate athletic excellence.
Press release from Red Bank Regional High School
Brain muscle and hard work earns Red Bank Regional High School’s top academic achievers their very own varsity letter to sew on a varsity jacket. The tradition began many years ago, when the school district sought to encourage and honor academic excellence the same way it honors its top athletic achievements — with a varsity letter.
At a recent Board meeting, RBR Guidance Supervisor, Dawn Kazsuba told a packed audience of proud parents, “In order to earn an Academic Varsity letter, students must maintain a straight A in every marking period of the preceding year. Any one of these students will tell you that is not an easy task. It requires hours and hours of study, preparation and dedication.”
RBR students Patrick Martini (Union Beach) and Matthew Rosen (Little Silver) were recently named to the country’s All-National Honors Ensembles, sponsored by the National Association for Music Education. Both will perform at a gala concert, October 30 in Nashville, TN. (Click to enlarge)
By MARIANNE KLIGMAN
RBR Community Information Officer
Red Bank Regional High School is honored to announce that two of its Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) students, Patrick Martini of Union Beach and Matthew Rosen of Little Silver, have reached the pinnacle in their high school music careers with their acceptance to the very prestigious All-National Honors Ensembles sponsored by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME).
The RBR students are among 637 top high school music students in the country to earn this honor. Both will perform, Patrick in the mixed chorus and Matt in the concert band, at a gala concert on October 30, 2013, in Nashville Tennessee.
Rehearsing for this week’s Spring Dance Concerts at Red Bank Regional, VPA dance majors include (front row, left to right) Phoenicia Butler, Jessica Adderly, Dillion Jackson, plus (back row, left to right) Kendall Van Winkle, Bella Caputi and Samantha Lore. (Click to enlarge)
When the Visual and Performing Arts program at Red Bank Regional High School puts on a show, it’s like the Big Game.
Beginning Thursday night and carrying over into the middle of the coming week, the students of the VPA majors in dance, music and visual arts from all over the Shore area will take center stage in a series of showcase events, starting with a pair of Spring Dance Concert performances and continuing with the first fully staged opera production in the school’s history.