Perth Amboy High School offers several different opportunities for students to be involved in instrumental music:
-Wind Ensemble (Main Campus)
-Concert Band (Main and South Campus)
-Marching Band (Main, South and East Campus)
Students with prior performance experience of minimum 1 year or more must be recommended in order to be in Wind Ensemble, or may be placed in Concert Band. Students who are just starting out on an instrument are placed in Concert Band. Both courses cover the fundamentals of good sound, technique, posture and breathing in order to create lifelong musicians.
Marching Band is an extracurricular activity that performs field shows at football games and marches in yearly parades in Perth Amboy. Marching band is open to anyone - experienced or not, and includes Color Guard as well.
Brian Plagge started teaching at Perth Amboy High School for the 2019-2020 school year. He has 10 years of teaching experience in all grade levels, K-12, having taught instrumental, vocal and general music at each level. He is a talented music educator with a track record of success in the classroom, and truly cares about the success and growth of each of his students. Brian earned his Bachelor of Music in Music Education from The College of New Jersey in 2010, where he studied trumpet with Dr. Gary Fienberg. Brian lives in Scotch Plains with his wife Danielle, also a music teacher, their son Oliver, daughter Abigail, and their two cats, Schnitzel and Gulasch.
Come to the Main Campus Auditorium for a great night of vocal and instrumental music!