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Seven Cherokee Students Attend All-State Band Auditions

The Cherokee High School Instrumental Music Department directors and administration sponsored seven students for The All-State Band auditions.

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The annual All-State Band auditions took place on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at John P. Steven’s High School in Edison, NJ.

Students from New Jersey’s three Regional Honor Bands are eligible to register for the audition.

The Cherokee High School Instrumental Music Department directors and administration sponsored seven students for The All-State Band auditions.

The Cherokee High School Band Director, Michael Lynch, attended the auditions as a Region III representative for the All-State Band Procedures committee.


Congratulations to the following student for winning a position with an All-State Band/Orchestra:

All State Wind Ensemble 2022

Javid Labenski -Trombone; 1stChair

All State Orchestra 2022

Javid Labenski -Trombone; 1stChair

Mr. Labenski will represent Cherokee High School in Atlantic City during the New Jersey Music Educators Association (NJMEA) convention on February 25 and 26, 2022, and perform at the NJPAC in Newark, NJ on Sunday, February 27, 2022.

In addition, Mr. Labenski will perform with the All-State Orchestra at the NJEA Convention in Atlantic City on November 10 and 11, 2022.

About LRHSD

The Lenape Regional High School District’s four high schools – Lenape, Shawnee, Cherokee and Seneca – as well as the Sequoia Alternative Program, educate approximately 6,850 students from eight communities in Burlington County.

The communities served include Evesham, Medford, Medford Lakes, Mount Laurel, Shamong, Southampton, Tabernacle, and Woodland.

The Lenape Regional District is among the highest-achieving districts in the state, with an average graduation rate of 97.4% and an average combined SAT score of 1139.

A leader in progressive education, the LRHSD’s mission is to develop physically and emotionally healthy students who excel in an ever-changing world.