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Medway students perform in Massachusetts Music Educators Junior Central District Music Festival

From left: Freshman Mike Luca, freshman Aurelia Mello and freshman Kelsey Jacobs recently participated in the MMEA Junior Central District Music Festival. Photo courtesy Medway Public Schools

Medway Public Schools Superintendent Armand Pires would like to recognize 12 Medway Public Schools students who performed in the Central District Massachusetts Music Educators’ Association (CDMMEA) Junior Festival last month.
The concert was hosted at Blackstone-Millville Regional High School on April 27. Students from the MMEA Central District participated in the festival after initial auditions were held in December 2023. Family members, friends and school faculty attended the festival in support of the student musicians.
Five instrumental and seven choral students in three ensembles performed with students in Grades 7-9 from several towns and cities across central Massachusetts.
Medway High School and Middle School Students who participated in the CDMMEA Junior Festival include:
Chorus: Megan Calnan (Soprano), Ruby Dwyer (Alto), Rowan Esposito (Alto), Riley Gallerani (Soprano), Emma Keavany (Alto), Myla Campbell (Soprano), Anna Pierangeli (Soprano). 

Concert Band: Alenka Cook (Flute), Kelsey Jacobs (Euphonium), Keira Lipman (Bass Clarinet), Aurelia Mello (Flute). 
Orchestra: Michael Luca (Mallet Percussion). 
“We are so proud of our talented and committed students,” said Superintendent Pires. “I want to thank our dedicated music directors and the families of our students who have provided their constant support and encouragement.”
Central Districts Massachusetts Music Educators Association (CDMMEA)
The CDMMEA, a branch of the Massachusetts Music Educators’ Association, is committed to nurturing comprehensive and high-quality music education for all students. Their mission involves advocating for music education, fostering professional development, and encouraging lifelong learning in the musical domain. Through a myriad of activities like festivals, clinics, and related events, the CD-MMEA promotes music excellence among the 120 schools within the Central District. 
Submitted by Medway Public Schools