Shannon Perrone currently serves as a Band Director at Lincoln Roosevelt Elementary School. Her responsibilities include directing the Fifth Grade Concert Band and Fifth Grade Orchestra as well as teaching fifth grade woodwind, brass, and string lessons. Mrs. Perrone also serves as the Elementary Percussion Specialist, teaching all sixth grade percussion students at Lincoln Roosevelt. Mrs. Perrone has worked with the extracurricular groups for several years, serving as the Percussion Advisor for the Roxbury Marching Bands and is a Co-Director of Roxbury Indoor Percussion.
Prior to her time in Roxbury, Mrs. Perrone taught elementary band and orchestra in Springfield, New Jersey. Here, she was awarded Teacher of the Year at Sandmeier Elementary School for the 2015-2016 school year. Mrs. Perrone earned her Master of Music in Conducting from Messiah College where she studied with Dr. Bradley Genevro and Dr. William Stowman. She graduated with magna cum laude honors and holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from William Paterson University where she studied percussion with Dr. Payton MacDonald. Mrs. Perrone has also been involved in the North Jersey School Music Association Region Bands.
Mrs. Perrone resides in Riverdale with her husband, Frank.
Kate Katz is a Band Director at Lincoln Roosevelt Elementary School. Her responsibilities include directing the Sixth Grade Concert Band, as well as teaching fifth grade clarinet lessons. She is also the director of the Sixth Grade Choir.
Before coming to Roxbury, Mrs. Katz taught middle school band in Branchburg, New Jersey. During her time in Branchburg, Mrs. Katz directed the Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grade Concert Bands as well as the Jazz Band, small ensembles, and small group lessons. Mrs. Katz graduated summa cum laude from The College of New Jersey and holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education. While at TCNJ she studied saxophone under Prof. Kathleen Mitchell. Mrs. Katz has also been involved in Region Band ensembles through Central Jersey Music Educators Association and New Jersey Association of Jazz Education.
Mrs. Katz lives in Morris Plains with her husband, Adam and their dog, Bella.