Superintendent Armand Pires is pleased to announce that the Medway middle and high school band and chorus programs took home several top honors at the recent Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association (MICCA) Choral and Concert Festivals.
The statewide competitions were held on April 5-7 at various high schools across the state.
In total, there were 178 ensembles, over 8,700 student musicians who participated in the Concert Festival and over 4,000 student musicians who took part in the Choral Festival.
The results for the Medway ensembles were as follows:
Medway High School Concert Band - Bronze
Medway High School Mixed Chorus - Silver
Medway High School Treble Chorus - Silver
Medway Middle School 8th Grade Concert Band - Bronze
The 8th Grade Concert band played under the direction of Doug Dufrense. The MHS Mixed and Treble Choruses were led by Kendra Nutting. And the MHS Concert Band played under the direction of Amanda Webster.
"We saw tremendous performances by our middle and high school music programs this past weekend," said Assistant Superintendent Gabrielle Abrams. "Our student musicians and singers practice throughout the year to hone their skills and our instructors work very hard bring out the amazing enthusiasm that we see out of our music department every year."
MICCA encourages and supports the development of elementary, middle and high school performing ensembles. The competitions over last weekend also included marching band, solo and ensemble performances, all of which were judged by highly qualified adjudicators.