Fairhaven middle-school and high-school music students set new department records at the Junior and Senior Southeastern Massachusetts Bandmasters Association (SEMSBA) this past weekend.
Of the 34 total students sent, Fairhaven Music had 21 students accepted into either the Senior or Junior SEMSBA Festivals – a new district record for the music department.
From the Fairhaven High, 16 total students were accepted to the Festival – including a record-breaking 12 students from the choral program. This marks the third consecutive year that the FHS Choral Program has broken its own record for acceptance into the Festival.
In addition to the program’s success over the weekend, two Fairhaven High Music students were also honored last month for their accomplishments in music.
Senior Frances Desrosiers was invited to present her work at a Young Composer’s Master Class at this year’s MMEA All-State Conference for second year in a row. She was invited for her award-winning original composition “A Peculiar Tale for a Trio” that was submitted to the MMEA All-State Conference Committee in January.
Finally, Bethany Tetreault was accepted into the MMEA All-State Chorus – an honor that hasn’t been achieved by a Fairhaven High music student in over 7 years. This is the highest accomplishment that a choral student can achieve and gives Tetreault an opportunity to rehearse and perform with the top choral musicians in the state of Massachusetts.
The Senior Festival will take place March 22 – March 23, 2019 at Scituate High School while the Junior Festival is May 3 – May 4, 2019 with location TBD. The Young Composer’s Master Class will be held Friday, March 1, 2019 at Boston’s World Trade Center.
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