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Chelmsford Student Musicians To Perform For The Massachusetts Music Educators Association Northeast District Junior Music Festival

Chelmsford Student Musicians To Perform For The Massachusetts Music Educators Association
Northeast District Junior Music Festival

This year, many of Chelmsford’s band, chorus, and orchestra students have worked diligently with their ensemble and private lesson teachers to prepare for state-level music events, including the MMEA’s Northeast District, Junior District, and All-State Festivals. The talent and drive of these students is consistently demonstrated through the sheer numbers of students who are accepted each year, and this year has produced another crop of successful auditions!
After auditions of approximately 1,000 students from more than 95 public and private schools held on January 28, students from grades seven through nine were selected to participate in the prestigious Massachusetts Music Educators Association Northeastern Junior District Festival. The program is offered by the MMEA as an enrichment opportunity providing a musical experience to talented young people. The students were selected to perform in the Junior District Concert Band, Jazz Band, Orchestra, Girls Chorus, and Boys Chorus.  They will rehearse with guest conductors and then perform in a concert to be held at Galvin Middle School in Wakefield, MA on March 18.
This year, 33 students from Chelmsford High School, McCarthy Middle School and Parker Middle School in Chelmsford have been selected to participate in the MMEA Northeast Junior District Festival! All of Chelmsford’s academic middle and high school performance ensembles are represented in these ensembles.
Students Representing the Chelmsford Public Schools in the MMEA Junior District Festivals will be:
Levi Cass, CHS Band*
Nathan Morrissey, CHS Band*
Abigail Angwin, CHS Band
Maria Loew, CHS Band
Kartik Parameswaran, CHS Band
Natalie Tierney, CHS Band
Evelyn Desmarais, CHS Chorus
Eliana Lantheaume, CHS Chorus
Elayne Chen, CHS Orchestra
Kendra Jiang, CHS Orchestra
Krystal Qiao, CHS Orchestra
Kevin Baxter, McCarthy Band
Grace Corfield, McCarthy Band
Amelia Hughes, McCarthy Band
Philip Miu, McCarthy Band+**
Alex Moore, McCarthy Band
Ryan Moore, McCarthy Band**
Evan Stover, McCarthy Band
Dominic Carroll, McCarthy Chorus
Keira Comtois, McCarthy Chorus
Hannah Fuller, McCarthy Chorus
Declan Hughes, McCarthy Chorus
Danny Sousa, McCarthy Chorus
Ethan Meltzer, McCarthy Orchestra
Daniel Schiefen, Parker Band+**
Jake Walsh, Parker Band
Lyla El-Gamel, Parker Chorus
Alex Haverty, Parker Chorus
Emily Magnant, Parker Chorus
Pierce Magnant, Parker Chorus
Haley Ruccio, Parker Chorus^
Joshua Timmins, Parker Chorus^
Lily Hoyt, Parker Orchestra
+Denotes top score in the state for instrument
^Denotes perfect score in voice part
*Denotes Junior District Jazz Band
** Denotes First Chair Position
The middle and high school ensemble directors have worked diligently to facilitate their students’ auditions and develop their musical skills and knowledge. These directors are:
Kate Comeau, CHS Orchestra
Amanda Roeder, CHS Chorus
Matthew Sexauer, CHS Band
Allison Lacasse, McCarthy Band
Jodi Richardson, McCarthy/Parker Chorus
Susan Slocum, McCarthy Orchestra
Sean Wright, McCarthy Band
Eric Linsner, Parker Band
Lisa Tiano, Parker Orchestra
Special thanks to Chelmsford Friends of Music; this organization generously covers registration fees of students participating in the Junior District Festival.
For more information, please contact Christina Whittlesey, Fine and Performing Arts Department Coordinator, at