Seven Milton Academy students were selected to participate in the Massachusetts Music Educators Association District Music Festival on January 6 and 7. The seven who earned the opportunity to play competed against students from schools throughout southeastern Massachusetts for this honor. Jessica Kingsdale, Class II, sang in the chorus. Desiree Browne, Class I, (one of the two top scorers among all clarinet players), and Sophia Topulos, Class III, played in the band. Elizabeth Whitman, Class II, (top scorer among viola players), Allan Jean-Baptiste, Class III, MyungJu Kim, Class II, and Drew Douglas-Steele, Class IV, played in the orchestra.
Dr. Don Dregalla, music department chair, has been asked to conduct the Massachusetts Music Educators Association Festival Orchestra in the western district concert on Saturday, January 14, at 2 p.m. at the University of Massahusetts, Amherst. The western district orchestra will play music of Verdi, Copland and Brahms.