MEDWAY — Superintendent Armand Pires and Principal John Murray are pleased to announce that two Medway High School chorus students were selected to participate in the All-State Music Festival.
The All-State Festival is put on by the Massachusetts Music Educators Association (MMEA). It is organized to give the MMEA All-State students an opportunity to demonstrate their artistry and to create new friendships.
Medway senior Sophia Flotta and junior Grace Gerard auditioned for the festival via video and were accepted into the All-State Chorus. The chorus will perform virtually at the All-State Festival on Saturday, March 6.
The chorus will be conducted by Dr. Jeffery Redding, of the University of Central Florida, and students will perform the choral piece “Joy” by Hans Bridger Heruth and Sara Teasdale.
The All-State Festival will also include virtual performances by the jazz band, orchestra and symphonic band.
Flotta has been involved in the Medway High School Chorus program since her sophomore year. She is also a member of the honors chorus and the Tri-M music honor society. Along with those accomplishments, Flotta also participated in the Central District Senior Concert Festival last year and is looking to continue her singing career at Boston College next year.
Gerard is a dedicated member of the Medway High School Chorus program, and has been a member of choral groups since fifth grade. During her high school experience, she has sung with the honors chorus since her freshman year and also participated in the Central District Senior Concert Festival in 2020. This is her second time earning MMEA All-State status, as she also participated in the performance last year. On top of her achievements with the Medway Chorus, Gerard has performed in school musicals since sixth grade and is a member of the Tri-M music honor society.
“These students show a dedication to the Medway choral program and will do an excellent job representing Medway High School at the All-State Festival this year,” Principal Murray said. “We are very proud of their achievements and we are excited for them to be able to perform as part of this prestigious program.”