Middletown residents Tim Halvorsen, Mayra Bokhari, Acadia Barrengos, Andrew Mahr, Thomas Halvorsen, Olivia Haouchine, Nicole D'Amico, Katy Swede-Taillon and Michael Elizabeth Gasior, sixth- and seventh-graders at Independent Day School, were selected to perform in the annual Southern Region Middle School Music Festival presented by the Connecticut Music Education Association.
Haouchine was qualified for both trumpet and chorus.
IDS of Middlefield had 29 middle school students selected to perform in the annual Southern Region Middle School Music Festival. The festival concert is comprised of students who were selected by audition from 40 localities in the region.
“This year marks a milestone for IDS, as 40 percent of our middle school students were selected for Orchestra, Band, Chorus or Jazz Band,” said John Barrengos, IDS Head of School.
“We are extremely proud of our gifted students as they continue to amaze us with their talents. We’re proud of this accomplishment, and look forward to the Festival.”
At the festival, the students will rehearse with expert conductors and educators, as well as participate in performances and professional recordings.
The Southern Region Middle School Music Festival will be held March 2-3 at the Lincoln Middle School in Meriden.