Chelmsford Students Qualify for MMEA Junior District Festival

Chelmsford Students Qualify for MMEA Junior District Festival

This year, many of Chelmsford’s band, chorus, and orchestra students have worked diligently with their 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 18th, 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, Orchestra, Girls Chorus and Boys Chorus.  They will rehearse with guest conductors and then perform in a concert to be held at Lowell High School in Lowell, MA on Saturday, March 15th, 2014.

This year, 11 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!

Students Representing the Chelmsford Public Schools in the MMEA Junior District Festivals will be:



David Cote, CHS Band (Director Matthew Sexauer)

Nadya Lisciotto, CHS Chorus (Director Carl Rondina)



Gina Castellano, Parker Chorus (Director Jodi Richardson)

Lora Coggins, Parker Chorus (Director Jodi Richardson)

Madison Good, Parker Chorus (Director Jodi Richardson)

Ameya Shere, Parker Chorus (Director Jodi Richardson)




Moira Andrews, McCarthy Band (Directors Allison Lacasse and Sean Wright)

Emily Bruce, McCarthy Band (Directors Allison Lacasse and Sean Wright)

John Clancy, McCarthy Band (Directors Allison Lacasse and Sean Wright)

Melanie Foo, McCarthy Orchestra (Director Susan Slocum)

Erick Lee, McCarthy Band (Directors Allison Lacasse and Sean Wright)



Special thanks to Chelmsford Friends of Music; this organization pays for the registration fees for all District and All State festival participation.


For more information, please contact Christina Whittlesey, Fine and Performing Arts Department Coordinator, at the above address, e-mail and phone number.




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