PVHS Region Jazz Band

PVHS Region Jazz Band
Photo: Craig Yaremko and Ming-Yang Qin

Pascack Valley High School congratulates freshman alto saxophonist Ming-Yang Qin on his first chair acceptance into the All-North Jersey Junior Region Jazz Band. Ming-Yang is a student of Mr. Craig Yaremko, Director of Bands at Pascack Valley.

The New Jersey Association for Jazz Education (NJAJE) organised this highly competitive audition, with students from throughout Northern New Jersey vying for seats in the band.  The Junior and Senior Region Jazz Bands will perform at Mount Olive Middle School on Sunday, April 2nd  at 3pm.

The mission of the NJAJE (www.njaje.org) is to advance Jazz education and to promote Jazz music and performance across all levels of the New Jersey educational system. 

Ming-Yang is not the only member of the Qin family to be recognized for their musical prowess. Earlier this year, Ming-Yang’s brother Ming-Lang Qin, a junior trombone player, along with Carolyn Veit, a freshman trumpet player were accepted into the All-North Jersey Region Symphonic Band. In addition, senior Kareena Shah, a vocalist, was accepted into the All-North Jersey Region Choir. Region Ensembles are sponsored by the North Jersey School Music Association.

All three students participated in highly competitive auditions to earn their positions in these regional ensembles and performed at concerts held in late January and early February. Ming-Lang and Carolyn are also students of Mr. Yaremko and Kareena studies under PV Director of Choirs, Mrs. Argine Safari.


Photo: Craig Yaremko and Ming-Yang Qin posing side-by-side


Photo: Region Band and Choir

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