Superintendent Cyndy S. Taymore
360 Lynn Fells Parkway
Melrose , MA 02176
For Immediate Release
Monday, April 2, 2018
Contact: John Guilfoil
Melrose Elementary School Students Participate in Treble Concert Festival
MELROSE — Superintendent Cyndy Taymore is pleased to announce that students in Melrose’s five elementary schools participated in the Northeastern District Treble Chorus Festival.
Fourteen students from the Hoover, Horace Mann, Lincoln, Roosevelt and Winthrop elementary schools sang at the event, which was held on Saturday, March 10 at Manchester-Essex High School. Melrose was one of 26 schools in 10 districts that participated in the concert.
Fifth grade student Addy Hickey of the Hoover School; fifth grade students Cassie Hall, Isabella Sands and Mikaela York of the Horace Mann School; fifth grade students Catalina Mena, Henrick Rabinovitz, Ava Furrier, Dylan Bates and Clio Moock of the Lincoln School; fourth grade student Linus Giuliana-Latta of the Roosevelt School; and fourth grade students Patrick Buggy, Kayla Good, Sophia Gray, and fifth grade student Keira Quill of the Winthrop School participated.
Melrose’s music education teachers, Kristen McEntee, Lincoln Eva Ostrovsky-Kaminsky and Adam Shumate, arranged for the students to be involved in the event and worked after school to get ready for the performance.
Students attended extra practices at their schools and took part in Saturday group rehearsals to prepare their music and choreography for the eight songs that were part of the festival: “Alfred, (The Alligator Song),” “Fire Down Below,” “It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing),”Wade in the Water,” “Siyahamba,” a South African song, “Al Shlosha D’varim,”a jazz version of “Old MacDonald Had a Farm” and “America the Beautiful.”
“The treble concert is a great way for students with an affinity for the arts to refine their skills and interact with peers from throughout the region,” McEntee said. “We had a great group of interested kids this year that dedicated themselves to this performance and did a fantastic job at the festival.”
The program was conducted by Abby Frost and accompanist Jeffrey Patch.