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Chelmsford students to participate in upcoming MMEA festivals

CHELMSFORD, Massachusetts (February 14, 2024) – Numerous students will be representing Chelmsford Public Schools in three upcoming Massachusetts Music Educators Association (MMEA) festivals.

All-State Festival

Three Chelmsford High School students have been selected for this year’s MMEA All State Festival, including one musician who is first chair for his instrument.

“This will be such an exciting opportunity for these young musicians as they rehearse with peers from across the state, learn from world-class conductors, and perform at Boston’s Symphony Hall,” said Christy Whittlesey, Fine Arts Coordinator for Chelmsford Public Schools.

The Symphony Hall performance will take place on Saturday, March 23.

The students who will be participating are:

Ryan Blaine, French Horn (First Chair)

Adam Pinto, Tenor

Jack Tallent, Tuba

Treble Choir Festivals

Several students from Center Elementary, Harrington Elementary and Parker Middle Schools will be participating in the upcoming MMEA-Northeast District Treble Choir Festival and the MMEA All State Treble Choir Festival (each for students in grades 4-6).

In light of the recent middle school re-alignment, Parker Middle School music teacher Martha Robertson said it was hard to predict the interest, availability or motivation of fifth and sixth graders wanting to be recommended for a festival chorus.

“In order to gauge the interest here at Parker, we held auditions and had nearly 50 submissions,” she said.  “The few chosen to represent our school at both Northeast District and All State are wonderful exemplars of this well supported and loved Chelmsford choral community.”

Students who will be representing Chelmsford in the MMEA-NE District Treble Chorus are:

Center Elementary

Lilly Felzani

Emily O’Brien

Mila Ortiz

Harrington Elementary

Alex Provencher

Parker Middle

Elizabeth Rey

Natalie DeVito

Layla Cassidy

Owen Goodin

Charlotte Mulholland

Krish Garg

Elyse Jean

Claire DeSimone

Aily Surapaneni

Aria Lynde

Veena Murugan

Isabella LeBoeuf

Veeksha Murugan

Krisha Patel

Diya Shah

Rasm Dadiala

Emersyn Coddaire

The MMEA-NE District Treble Chorus will have rehearsals on Friday, April 5, from 4-7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 6, at 8:30 a.m. at North Andover High School, 430 Osgood St., North Andover. The concert will take place at 3 p.m. on April 6 at North Andover High School (snow date is Sunday, April 7).

Students who will be representing Chelmsford in the MMEA All-State Treble Chorus are:

Center Elementary

Wren Gervais

Miles Jeon

Aneesh Kotipalli

Harrington Elementary

Giovana Alves

Aaron Paul Mondoth Deepak

Bryce Sanders

Parker Middle

Haley Aspen Sullivan

Jocelyn Yu

Ellie Petro-Roy

Kate Dwyer

Saisha Prabhu

The MMEA All-State Treble Chorus Introductory Rehearsal will take place on Saturday, March 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Worcester Technical High School, 1 Officer Manny Familia Way, Worcester. Dress Rehearsal will be on Saturday, March 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at North High School, 140 Harrington Way, Worcester. And the concert performance will happen on Saturday, March 23, at 1 and 2 p.m., also at North High School in Worcester.

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