The Framingham High marching band, including camp this summer and into the next school year, will be under the direction of Andy Jasinski.
Framingham Fine and Performing Arts Department Chair Donna Wresinski announced the news in an email to parents this afternoon, May 18.
The announcement comes two days after Framingham High music teacher Brian Cervone was arraigned in court on kidnapping and assault and battery charges.
Framingham Source published on Friday, May 6, that Cervone was no longer teaching his classes, and that he was on leave.
Wresinski told parents as of May 8, band, orchestra, and guitar classes have been under the direction of Craig Robbins.
Robbins is a recent graduate of Berklee College of Music and “completed his student teaching under the expert guidance of Christine Dupuis at Cameron Middle School.” Robbins has continued to administer the curriculum and also accompanied the students to their recent performance at the Hatch Shell, wrote Wresinski.
“He will continue in this role at FHS as long as he is needed this year. We are grateful for his expertise,” said Wresinski to parents.
“As for the future, I can confidently assure you that the Marching Band, including camp this summer and into the next school year will be under the direction of Andy Jasinski. Andy has been a leader of this ensemble for years and is loved and respected by the students and parents,” wrote Wresinki,
“I want to assure you that music is alive and well at FHS and your students are excelling. They are currently getting prepared to accompany our seniors as they walk on graduation day. The baton that day will be held by Andy Jasinski,” wrote Wresinski.
Cervone typically leads students in music at graduation exercises at Bowditch Field.