On Saturday, December 7, 2019 fifteen students from Amity Middle School in Bethany qualified for the Southern Regional Middle School Band, Choir and Orchestra. These students played a rigorous audition including scales, and a solo piece. Judges were music teachers from throughout the state. Each student received a score rating for their tone, technique, and musical expression. Amity Middle School students competed 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 North Branford Intermediate School in North Branford, Connecticut on Friday, March 6th, and Saturday, March 7th. Amity Middle School Band teachers, Robert Fragione and Kristen Morace, are the Jazz Band co-chairs of the Southern Regional Festival.
front row, left to right: Deborah Luo, Benjamin Wang, Landon Smith, Grace Saunders, Amari Clinton
middle row, left to right: Lilana Esposito, Alexander Klee, Luna Lipnickas, Evelyn Liu, Amara Forstrom
back row, left to right: Alden Zimmerman, Sheng Russell-Tang, Michael Crisci, Adam Fleischman, Jiayue Sun