Friday, May 26, 2006
Carlisle students snare medals in music competitions
Carlisle music students excelled at the Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors' Association (MICCA) Solo and Ensemble Festival, held May 13, at Concord-Carlisle High School. Over 600 students from across the state participated. For this festival, soloists and small ensembles perform in a classroom (without an audience) for one adjudicator who then gives a short clinic.
Seventh grader Stephanie Mundel received a gold medal for her tuba solo. A trio of eighth graders, Caroline Materne and Jennifer Perugini, both playing flute, along with Lexi Lohrer playing cello, received a gold medal. Carlisle's Advanced Choir, performing Henry Purcell's "Sound of the Trumpet," under the direction of Megan Fitzharris, was awarded a silver medal. Lucy King and Madeline Monroe, both seventh graders, received a silver for their duet. Christianna Marks, an eighth grader, received a silver medal for her snare solo.
In early April the Carlisle School Senior Band won gold at the MICCA Concert and Choral Festival in Lexington. The Middle School Choir won gold as well in its first year at the competition.
Senior Band takes "gold" at Hershey Park
The Senior Band performed in the Music in the Park Festival in Pennsylvania in early May. They received gold medals both for their division and best band overall. The band participated in this event on their four-day trip which included Philadelphia, the Amish country, Gettysburg and a day at Hershey Park.
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