Ten Students Earn Spots in Band Festivals

Ten Hanover High School students were selected by audition to participate in the 2016 South Eastern Association School Bandmasters Association Festivals. Over 1,300 students from across the region auditioned last Saturday for SEMSBA. The senior festival is held April 8-9 at Milton High School and the junior festival will be May 6-7 at Whitman-Hanson Regional High School
The students were:
  • Jill Benway, Principal Flute – Orchestra
  • Caroline Cleary, Trumpet – Band
  • Erin Jenkins, Principal French Horn – Band
  • Mikenzie Matheson, Soprano – Chorus
  • Dante Nicotera, Baritone Sax – Jazz Ensemble
  • Alexis Perry, Trumpet – Jazz Ensemble
  • Erica Perry, Principal Percussion – Band
  • Sophia Ruggiano, Alto – Chorus
  • Katie Scott, Soprano – Chorus
  • Jake Sledziewski, Trombone – Band
Three students did not earn spots but “prepared very diligently for their auditions,” according to band teacher Mr. Harden. Those students were:
  • Nate Hanrahan, Drum Set
  • Chloe McKee, Flute
  • Ava Whitney, Clarinet
In other music news, the Symphonic Band will perform in Marshfield on Feb. 10 along with their peers from Duxbury, Taunton, Pembroke, Scituate, and Plymouth at the South Shore Wind Band Exchange Concert.

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