Director of HS Bands
Alex Bocchino began teaching in Summit in 1998 and has taught students throughout the District over the past 26 years. Mr. Bocchino currently directs the Concert Band , Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Pit Orchestra, and Big Band. Mr. Bocchino has conducted Summit ensembles at Carnegie Hall, NJPAC, McAfee Hall (Belmont University) , Dekelboum Hall (University of Maryland) and recorded at Studio B in Nashville. Ensembles have also received Gold and Superior ranking at numerous festivals. Mr. Bocchino received his Bachelor's and Masters degrees from William Paterson University and continued graduate study at Teachers College, Columbia University. Additionally, Mr. Bocchino has conducted select CJMEA Region Ensembles and was also an adjunct faculty member at Caldwell University.
Outside of things band, Mr. Bocchino is an avid college sports fan and enjoys to spend time with his wife and 3 children.
Assistant HS Band Director
Rebecca Mongioj is starting her 9th year teaching band in the Summit Public School District and has taught students from Jefferson, Franklin, and LCJSMS, as well as worked with the SHS Marching Band. This year, Ms. Mongioj is excited to begin regularly working with the students at SHS as one of the assistant band directors! She also directs the LCJSMS Jazz Lab Band, as well as the LCJSMS Pit Orchestra for their spring musical. Ms. Mongioj received her Bachelor’s in Music Education from The College of New Jersey, specializing in clarinet and received her Master’s in Music Education from Montclair State University.
Outside of things band, Ms. Mongioj is an avid runner who has completed several marathons!