Tri-Distric Music Festival Slated for June 12th

May 28th, 2014




Tri-District Music Festival Slated for 

June 12 At Victory Park in Rumson

The June 12 Tri-District Music Festival will feature RFH student musicians along with their counterparts from Knollwood and Forrestdale schools.

Rumson — This year, for the first time, the Tri-District Music Festival will be held at the outdoor venue of Victory Park on River Road in Rumson. The performance will take place on Thursday, June 12 at 6 p.m. with a rain date scheduled for the same time and place on Friday, June 13.

An annual tradition for over 17 years, The Tri-District Music Festival brings together talented musicians and singers from Forrestdale School in Rumson and Knollwood School in Fair Haven as well as from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School.

Students in grades four through eight will participate in the vocal performances, while the orchestra will incorporate students in grades five through eight. The symphonic band and jazz band will include students in grades six through eight.

High school students will be featured in all of the performances, which will be conducted at various points by the Music Directors from all three schools – Sara Marino of Knollwood School, John Lebitsch of Forrestdale School, and Bill Grillo of RFH. Mel Chayette of Knollwood School will be directing the orchestra. Also assisting the students will be Knollwood  School’s Vocal DirectorVince Mottern, and  Forrestdale School’s Vocal DirectorBarbara Leutz.

The evening’s lineupincludes Combined Band, Combined Orchestra, Combined Chorus, and Combined Jazz Big Band. The final performancewill be a rousing rendition of “God Bless America” featuring all of the student performers.

Admission is free.



Mary Ann Kampfe, RFHRHS Press Release Writer or 908-347-8885