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Under the direction of Mr. Joe Bongiovi & Mr. Scott Grimaldi

Mr. Snyder, Principal
151 Moore Street
Princeton, NJ 08540

Tel: 609.806.4280
Fax: 609.806.4281
Guidance: 609.806.4282

Princeton High School Bands
151 Moore Street, Princeton New Jersey 08540
(609) 806-4280 Ext. 3091

All quotes taken from actual class discussions.......unfortunately!!!

September 21st, 2010
Quote #2 (Tiger Band 2)
        Student:  "My Current Music News is in my mind!"
      Mr. Grimaldi:  "That's ok if you can turn your mind in to Mr. Bongiovi at the end of the period."
      Student:  "Ok, but he's going to need a wheel-barrel or something because there's a lot stuff in there!"

Quote #1 (Tiger Band 2)
        Student:  "Does the Current Music News have to relate to music?.............why?"
      Mr. Bongiovi:  "If you needed Cardiac Bypass Surgury, would you go to a dentist and ask him to do it?"

February 9th, 2009
Quote #3 (Nassau Band 1)
        Student:  "When is the jazz festival?"
      Mr. Bongiovi:  "March 27th and 28th."
      Student:  "How far away is that?"
        Mr. Bongiovi:  "Today is February 9th, do the math Einstein!"

Quote #2 (Tiger Band 2)
        Student:  "Can I borrow the keys to unlock the practice room?"
      Mr. Grimaldi:  "They should all be unlocked"
      Student:  "The one that's open is locked!"

Quote #1 (Nassau Band 2)
        Student:  "I have a headache in my eye...............Why are you laughing at me?"

January 21st, 2009
Quote #1 (Tiger Band I)
        Student:  "Hey Mr. Bongiovi, I found my cleaning lady moved it on me!"
        Same Student 30 seconds later:  "She has it out for me ever since I told her she wasn't cleaning my room right!"
January 14th, 2009
Quote #1 (Tiger Band I)
        Student to Mr Bongiovi:  "Is that how we really sound, or is that your singing?"
        Mr Bongiovi:  "I was trying to give you a vocal representation of what your face looks like!"

January 13th, 2009
Quote #5 (during a retest during break)
        Student:  "I can't think that quickly......I'd have to practice!"

Quote #4 (Tiger Band II)
        Student:  "Mr. Grimaldi... I went to a concert last weekend and they played a piece that kept changing time signatures."
        Mr. Grimaldi:  "That's did you know that?"
        Student:  "They told us."

Quote #3
        Mr. Bongiovi:  "They just don't get it..."
        Mr. Grimaldi:  "And we don't get why they don't get it."

Quote #2 (Tiger Band I)
        Mr. Grimaldi:  "What do you get when you turn that around?"
        Student:  "The opposite!"
Quote #1 (Tiger Band I)
        Mr. Bongiovi:  "What's the first thing you do in the morning?"
        Student:  "Brush my teeth"
        Mr. Bongiovi:  "What do you do next?"
        Same Student:  "Get Dressed"
        Mr. Bongiovi:  "Oh,,,,so you chose to wear that to school today?"

January 12th, 2009
Quote #2 (Nassau Band I)
        Mr. Bongiovi:  "Gum?"
        Student chewing gum:  ""
        Student who chews gum 24 hours a day, especially in band class:  "Dummy"

Quote #1 (Nassau Band II)
        Student:  "Why do I know that song?"  (Count Bubba)

January 9th, 2009
Quote #4 (Nassau Band I)
        Student:  "It's going to be awhile....because I have to think!"

Quote #3
        Mr. Grimaldi:  "The music is going to be horrible, but the quotes will be phenomenal!"

Quote #2 (Nassau Band II)
        Student:  "The trick question....... TRICKED ME!!!"

Quote #1 (Tiger Band I)
        Mr. Grimaldi:   "There is a new quote page online"
Student: "Is this mean like a quiz?%@#"
5 minutes later.....

Same Student: "Can I retest tomorrow" (Saturday)