Students from Amity Middle School in Bethany auditioned for the Southern Regional Middle School Band, Choir, and Orchestra on Saturday, December 1st. These students played a rigorous audition including scales and a solo piece. The judges were music teachers from throughout the state. Each student received a score sheet which rated their tone, technique, and musical expression. This score would determine whether the students would earn a seat in the Southern Regional Festival ensembles.
Students from Amity Middle School in Bethany were competing with other music students from the southern region of the state including New Haven, Hamden, Clinton, Madison, Branford, Cheshire, and other towns. The Festival will be held at Fairhaven School in New Haven on Friday, March 1st, and Saturday, March 2nd.
First row, left to right: Grace Zhang, Ben Aviad, Jack Morrison, Iris Yan, Shreya Hebbar, Zoe Fleischman, Alice Xu; middle row, left to right: Liliana Esposito, Luna Lipnickas, Yuqi Liu, Mingyue Zha, Rebecca Huang, Deborah Luo; back row, left to right): Aiden Zimmerman, Michael Crisci, Jiayue Sun, Luhai Tang, Sam Anastasio; missing from photograph: Wendy Losty; Photographer: Barbara Cassesse