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Friday, April 2, 2004


Carlisle music students attend Junior District

The Carlisle School's music department is pleased to announce that three vocalists and five instrumentalists were accepted into this year's Massachusetts Northeast Junior District Music Festival. These orchestra, chorus, and band honors ensembles are comprised of selected students in grades 7-9 from over ninety middle schools (and high school freshmen) throughout northeastern Massachusetts. Carlisle students performed a rigorous audition at North Andover Middle School on January 17, and those accepted rehearsed during the week of March 22, and performed a concert in Lowell on Saturday, March 27.

Participating in the orchestra as first chair French horn was eighth grader, Adam Schad, while band members included eighth graders Aaron Freedman and Eric Johnson (clarinet); Owen Callahan (alto saxophone); and Matthew Cheever (euphonium.) Vocalists Adam Johnson (grade 8, bass) and Alexander Sayde (grade 6, alto) sang in the boys chorus, and eighth-grader Carolyn Abend sang alto in the girls' chorus. Zachary Wilmot, seventh-grade percussionist, was also selected but was unable to participate due to the seventh grade musical.

Also participating were seven Carlisle ninth graders from CCHS. In the orchestra, Lauren Lamere played trombone. In the band were Leigh Davis (flute), Emily Fritz-Endres (clarinet), Oliver Bojanic and Zander Pease (bass clarinet), Emily Yu (alto saxophone), and Cassidy Lane (tenor saxophone).

In addition, two Carlisle private school students participated. Seventh- grader Sam Petrie, who attends the Fenn School, played cello in the orchestra and ninth-grader Alexandra Byer, who attends the Rivers School, played flute in the band.

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