On Saturday, December 5, 2015, the following students from Amity Middle School – Bethany auditioned for the Southern Regional Middle School Band, Choir and Orchestra: Natalie Amici, *Ryan Anastasio, *Jason Benard, *Nicole Cohen, *Joshua Feuerstein, Evan Gorelick, *Sam Green, *Olivia Gross, Alexandra Gu, *Kabir Khwaja, Andy Kim, *Riku Korenaga, *Ben Lee, *Margaret Luo, *Allison Su, *David Sugarmann, Natalie Wang, Vivian Wincherhern, *Cole Wissink, Antoni Witt, *Philip Yang, *Claire Yuan, Weiss Yuan, Hope Zhang, Mason Zhang, Wendy Zhang, and Noah Ziff. 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. Amity Middle School-Bethany students 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 students with an asterisk () were accepted into the Southern Regional Festival. They will perform with the three festival ensembles at Lincoln Middle School in Meriden, CT on Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5.