On a chilly Saturday in November, over 1100 music students from public and private schools across the Northeastern part of Massachusetts auditioned for the 2014 Northeast Senior District Music Ensembles. Out of this group, approximately 450 students from grades nine through twelve were selected to participate in this prestigious Massachusetts Music Educators Association event. The program is offered by the MMEA as an enrichment opportunity providing a musical experience to talented young people.
The Chelmsford High School Fine and Performing Arts Department is proud to announce that 17 students from Chelmsford were selected for the Senior District Concert Ensembles this year. The students will rehearse with guest conductors and then perform in a concert to be held at Lowell High School in Lowell, MA on Saturday, January 11, 2014.
In addition to having 18 students accepted, students who receive a score in the top 50% of their area are eligible to audition for the MMEA All-State Ensembles. These auditions will take place at the end of January. Those students selected for the All-State Ensembles will perform at Symphony Hall in Boston at the end of March. Chelmsford is fortunate to have 9 out of the 18 Senior District students be recommended for the All-State Auditions.
The students accepted to the Northeast Senior District Festival from Chelmsford High School are:
From CHS Band
From CHS Chorus
From CHS Orchestra
*Students who qualified for the All-State Auditions
Students were prepared by their school music teachers for these auditions. The High School Ensemble Directors involved in this endeavor are:
Chelmsford High School
Carl Rondina, Chorus
Matthew Sexauer, Band
Kate Comeau, Orchestra
Special thanks to the Chelmsford Friends of Music, who traditionally pay for the district registration fees to the Northeastern District participants.
For more information, please contact Christina Whittlesey, Fine and Performing Arts Department Coordinator, at the above address, e-mail and phone number.
Picture attached: Chelmsford High School 2014 MMEA Senior District Festival Participants and their Directors