It has been a busy winter for the Mamaroneck Schools Music Department. Recently, two Mamaroneck High School (MHS) students were selected to perform in the 2017 NAfME All-Eastern Honors Ensembles, along with 700 of the most musically talented high school students in the Eastern region of the United States. William Fishell (Trumpet – band) and Molly Sloane (Alto I – Mixed Chorus) will prepare remarkably challenging music to perform under the leadership of prominent conductors at this biennial event April 7-8, 2017, at the Adrian Phillips Ballroom, Historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ.
Additionally, more than 30 students from the MHS Jazz Band and Swing Choir traveled to compete in the Berklee Music Festival in Boston in mid-February, having the special opportunity to work together in preparing music to be shared and critiqued by some of the leading Jazz educators in the U.S.
“It is an honor for Mamaroneck to perform at the largest jazz festival with top school music ensembles from all over the U.S.,” said Dina Madden, Mamaroneck School District’s K-12 Music Coordinator. Students at the high school are currently in the thick of preparing for the all-school musical, West Side Story, which runs March 2-4 in MHS’s McLain Auditorium.