After February auditions by students from more than 60 public and private schools, 47 Reading students were selected to participate in the Northeastern Massachusetts Junior District Music Festival, a prestigious Massachusetts Music Educators’ Association event. The program, for students in grades six through nine, is offered by the M.M.E.A. as an enrichment opportunity for talented young musicians. Students were selected to perform in the Junior District Concert Band, Orchestra, Jazz Band, Boys’ Chorus, or Girls’ Chorus. They rehearsed with guest conductors on March 27, 29, and 30 and then performed at two large concerts at Galvin Middle School on Saturday, March 30. Reading music teachers Jenny DiMuzio, Joe Mulligan, Andrew Norton, Cheryl Webster, and Anna Wentlent helped prepare students and accompanied them to the rehearsals and concert.
(Row 1 from left) Brandon Boutin, Adrian Muniz, Constantine Georgeopoulos, Aaron Fusco, TJ Korwan, Quinn Grant, Samantha Zhu, Amy DeMartinis, Melody Vakili, Lucy Boyden, Chase Fruehauf
(Row 2): Quinn Synnott, Blake Thomas, Ryan McCann, Jonathan Clapp, Jack Ross, Lucas Scozzari, Nick Mirogiannis, Ethan Norton, Victoria Costa, Laurie Wise, Audrey Lee, Laura Gesmundo, Gibson Carpenter
(Row 3): Graham Hardin, Max Rizza, Charlie Benjamin, Jordan Whitmer, Brendan Manning, Liam Synnott, Pete Koster, Kevin Kinney, Aiden Vinciguerra, Zach Nichols, Dylin Wolter, Will Gallagher
(Row 4): Owen Abruzzese, Timmy Duggan, Cole Kenyon, Maddy Sinagra, Lucy Weld
Missing from the photo are:
Grace Brown, Maria Cremin, Kylin Daley, Catherine Hattery, Bethany McGrath