RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph Middle School Music Ensembles competed in the Music in the Parks Festival in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on May 19 and received many first place awards as well as excellent and superior ratings.

The students then traveled to Dorney Park for a day of fun and a special awards ceremony.

“Each ensemble performed wonderfully at the festival,” said Eighth Grade Band Director Thomas Davidson. “Not only did the RMS students have stellar performances, but they also represented our school community quite well throughout the day during the performances and at the park.  Please congratulate these students on their musical achievements as they have all worked very hard throughout the year to get there! “ 

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The following is a list of awards:

7th Grade Band:  Awarded first place in their division, and achieved the rating of Excellent.

·        8th Grade Band:  Awarded first place in their division, and achieved the rating of Excellent, and won Best Overall Middle School Band Award.

·        7th Grade Orchestra:  Awarded second place in their division, and achieved the rating of Excellent.

·        8th Grade Orchestra:  Awarded first place in their division, and achieved the rating of Excellent.

·        7th Grade Choir:  Awarded first place in their division, and achieved the rating of Excellent.

·        8th Grade Choir:  Awarded second place in their division, and achieved the rating of Excellent.

·        Percussion Ensemble:  Awarded first place in their division, and achieved the coveted rating of Superior.

·        Jazz Ensemble:  Awarded first place in their division, and achieved the coveted rating of Superior, and won Best Overall Middle School Jazz Ensemble Award.

·        Canzonetta (select choir):  Awarded first place in their division, and achieved the rating of Excellent, and won Best Overall Middle School Choir Award.

·        Con Brio (select strings):  Awarded first place in their division, achieved the coveted rating of Superior, and won Best Overall Middle School Strings Award.

 

The following students were selected to represent their respective musical ensemble and are in the attached photograph.

 

·        ​7th Grade Band:

o   Alex Winans

o   Patrick Bourke

·        8th Grade Band:

o   Caroline Apt

o   Maddy Burger

·        7th Grade Choir:

o   Kate Cullin

o   Michael Luciano

·        8th Grade Choir:

o   Giselle Ruiz

o   Kris Charles

·        7th Grade Orchestra:

o   Shoshana Zeiger

o   Kieran Lucus

·        8th Grade Orchestra:

o   Emily Knapp

o   Jacob Liu

·        Jazz Ensemble:

o   Clara Apt

o   Paul Recchia

 

·        Percussion Ensemble:

o   Isabella Dimichino

o   Spencer Gaffney

·        Con Brio:

o   Priscilla Peters

o   Chenghiz Kao

·        Canzonetta:

o   Jacqueline Quinn

o   Abigail Herring