SEMSBA Music Festival Competition

On February 8th several talented CMHS vocalists and instrumentalists traveled to Mansfield HS to compete for a spot on stage at the annual SEMSBA (Southeastern Massachusetts School Bandmasters Association) Junior and Senior Festivals. Junior auditions are open to students in grades 7-9 from about 30 southeastern Massachusetts towns, while Senior auditions are open to students in grades 9-12 from the same area. Students were judged on their ability to perform scales, play solo literature and sight-read passages. We are proud to announce that 13 instrumentalists and 11 vocalists earned coveted spots on stage this year. Playing in the Junior SEMSBA Band will be: Gabrielle Belbin, oboe; Charles Garrity, clarinet; AJ Macrina, trumpet; Natalie Mosher, bass clarinet; and Matthew Roberts, clarinet. The Junior SEMSBA Chorus will include Jessika Doll, Stephanie Flores, Sara Hanrahan, Victoria Rego, Kaylin Diantonio-Smith, Priya Tait, and Sarah Testa. Clarinetist Casey Armanetti will be playing in the Senior SEMSBA Orchestra while the following musicians will be joining the Senior SEMSBA Band: trombonists Liam Archer, Nick Falzarano, and Josh Goodman; trumpeters Allie Guimaraes and Connor Skinner; saxophonist Evan Hermenau; and percussionist Ainsley Ryan. The Senior SEMSBA Chorus welcomed Matthew Chasey, Nadia Golubov, Katherine Hildebrandt, and David Madden. The Senior SEMSBA Festival will be held on April 12, 2014 at E. Bridgewater HS, and the Junior SEMSBA Festival will be held on May 2, 2014 at Plymouth North HS. Congratulations to all of these fine musicians and vocalists, and kudos to their dedicated music teachers, Jeremy Teunis, Nicole Sjolin, and Donna Merritt. We are proud of their remarkable accomplishments and wish them good luck at their festivals. If you would like to have the pleasure of enjoying some of this musical talent that we are privileged to have in our town, mark your calendars for the annual March Music Madness to be held at the Carver Middle High School cafeteria on March 26, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Admission is $5.00 for students and seniors, $8.00 for adults, and there is a $25 family cap. Refreshments will be available and all proceeds go to the Music Boosters Scholarship Fund. Last year three $500 scholarships were awarded to deserving high school seniors. Hope to see you there!