2014 has already been an exciting year for Belmont music students. Students at Belmont High School and Chenery Middle School have been accepted into honors ensembles at the local, state and national level by three different music education organizations.
• Sixty-one CMS and BHS students accepted by the Massachusetts Music Educators Association (MMEA) to perform in the Northeast Junior District band, chorus, orchestra and jazz ensemble (Grades 7-9).
• Twelve BHS students selected to perform in the MMEA All-State Festival in Boston.
• Seven students accepted by the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) to perform in their Eastern Division Festival (Baltimore, MD)
• Four students selected to perform in the American String Teachers Association (ASTA) National Youth Orchestra (Lexington, KY)
In addition, the Belmont High School Chamber Orchestra, directed by Margot Reavey, has been selected by the MMEA to perform a Concert Hour during the annual MMEA Conference in Boston. Each year only four ensembles are given this opportunity to perform at New England’s largest gathering of music educators. This is the second time that one of Mrs. Reavey’s ensembles has been selected for this honor. The Chenery Middle School Chamber Orchestra under her direction was selected to perform at the 2008 conference.
The continued high-achievement of the music students in Belmont – on both the individual and ensemble levels – is a testament to the incredible work they do each day in school under the guidance of a dedicated and highly-skilled K-12 music faculty. This, combined with staunch support from BPS Administration and from the community at large, has earned Belmont a reputation as one of the most outstanding communities for music education in the state.
Congratulations to all of the students and teachers whose hard work has been rewarded by these most recent honors.