The students of Old Hammondtown School Concert Band recently earned a Gold Medal Award at the Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association festival. MICCA hosted its Concert Festival of 160 student instrumental ensembles from across the state at seven different locations over a three-day period. The purpose of MICCA is to encourage and support the development of high musical standards. Each musical group is evaluated by qualified adjudicators and then offered valuable input during an educational clinic immediately following the performance. Each group is evaluated in relation to the standards of musical excellence rather than in relation to other groups. The Gold Medal Award is reserved for those ensembles that perform at a “superior level.” The OHS students were then invited to perform at the prestigious Symphony Hall in Boston at the Gold Medal Showcase on April 13.
Congratulations to OHS Music Teacher, Paul Halpainy, and the following OHS student performers:
Felicia Aguiar, Davey Appleton, Jack Barrows, Nick Barrows, Sarah Besancon, Danya Bichsel, Zoe Bilodeau, Riley Branagan, Tova Brickley, Luke Brogioli, Matthew Brogioli, Tyler Bungert, Mary Butler, Bethany Cabral, Jack Cadden, Matthew Carvalho, Jack Caynon, Sophia Clingman, Charlotte Cole, Camryn Cottuli, Luke Couto, Noah Cunningham, Blake Dennison, Karina DeSousa, Caroline Downes, Kate Downey, Emma Gabriel, Hunter Hanks, Patrick Igoe, Audrey Knox, Victoria Kvilhaug, Jack Lebrun, Tayler Lee, Rosemary Loer, Grayson Lord, Brianna Lynch, Elijah Tomassini Matton, Meghan McCullough, Kristopher Merlo, Aidan Michaud, Jake Mourao, Max Nelson, Samantha Nicolosi, Avery O’Brien-Nichols, Vanessa Ortega, Mia Quinlan, Olivia Rose, Grace Russell, Erin Scott, Patrick Servais, Joseph Sheridan, Eric Tippins, Drew Weaver, Alex Wurl, and Lily Youngberg.
You can see this Gold Medal Concert Band in action at OHS at their Spring Concert on May 23 and their Band Blast on June 6! They will also be performing in the Memorial Day Parade wearing their brand-new uniforms, which were a direct result of their ambitious fundraising efforts and community support for the OHS music program.