Meet the Teachers
Gerald Romano, Director of Bands
Gerald Romano has been the director of bands at Monmouth Regional High School for the last 21 years, and has been an educator in the New Jersey Public School system for a total of 31 years. He has performed professionaly as a trumpet player in the group Total Soul, as well as the 1960s hit-making group "The Happenings." Gerald also played trumpet on Broadway for the 1987 production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Starlight Express, as well as the 1994 revival of Guys and Dolls. Mr. Romano obtained a degree from the prestigious University of Miami music department. He is a well renowned Jazz educator, who has led the Monmouth Regional Jazz Ensemble to many awards for various competitions, as well as sitting on the Jazz Faculty for the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, New Jersey. He is the recepient of the 2016 Monmouth County Arts Educator Award.
Chris Sabol, Director of Choirs, Musical Theatre, and Pit Orchestra
Mr. Sabol is the choir, pit orchestra and musical theatre teacher here at Monmouth Regional High School. He graduated from Wagner College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Arts Administration with a concentration in music. His Masters in Music Education was obtained at Boston University. He has musically directed over fifty shows in the tri-state area. Past credits include Jesus Christ Superstar, Be More Chill, The Drowsy Chaperone, Little Shop of Horrors,You're a Good Man Charlie Brown,The Last Five Years, Spring Awakening, Company, A New Brain, Fiddler on the Roof, Seussical, The 25th Annual Putnum County Spelling Bee, Sweeney Todd, Godspell, Grease, Footloose, Fame, Songs for A New World, and In the Heights.
Mr. Sabol is also the drama club advisor at MRHS and has been nominated for two Count Basie Awards (Best Musical Direction for Footloose, and Best Student Pit Orchestra for Freaky Friday). He also served on the creative staff at St. John’s University Staten Island Campus, serving as the musical director. He is currently the President of the New Jersey All Shore Chorus.