On Saturday, Nov. 17 over 1,000 student musicians auditioned for the South East District Music Festival. The following King Philip High School students were accepted: John Beatty – trumpet, Joe Cannon – tuba, Ava Cardner – trumpet, Katie Collins – percussion, Elizabeth Gee – soprano, Maura Johnston – alto, Aiden Parker – string bass, Maddie Soares – flute.
The following high school students were accepted and also invited to audition for the all-state ensembles in January: Matthew Beatty – trombone, Nick Beltramini – jazz alto sax (Nick was also selected at the lead alto in the All-National jazz ensemble), Camryn Buckley – alto, Nathan Bulloch – french horn, Colleen Campbell – soprano, Declan Derfler-Murphy – trumpet, Hayden Holster – tenor saxophone, Jon Machado – tuba, Tim McQuaid – clarinet, Diego Nieto – jazz trombone, Ryan Puorro – euphonium, Dan Sammarco – clarinet (Dan was also selected for the All-East Concert Band).
Congratulations to those students on their fine work!
-Michael Keough, KP High School Band Director