WILLIAMSTOWN -- Sixteen Mt. Greylock Regional School District students were chosen to participate in the Massachusetts Music Educator's Western District Festivals during the 2013 Festival year. Six high school students performed in the Massachusetts Western District Senior High Festival which took place on Jan. 12 at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The highly competitive auditions were held in November 2012. Eric Hirsch and Nathan Majumder performed with the Band, Tyra Nurmi and Blake Sherman with the Chorus, and Schuyler Fohrhaltz-Burbank and Taylor Fohrhaltz-Burbank with the Orchestra. Schuyler and Taylor Fohrhaltz-Burbank received All-State recommendations. Only the highest scoring students receive these.
They both auditioned for the Massachusetts Music Educator's All-State Festival and were invited to perform with the orchestra. This exciting concert took place on March 2 in world renowned Symphony Hall in Boston.
Ten middle school students were chosen to participate in the March 16 Massachusetts Western District Junior High Festival. This concert takes place March 23, and will be held at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The competitive auditions were held in December 2012. The participating students are Dagny Albano and Cameron Castonguay, Band; Serena Chow, Niku Darafshi, Clara Bentz-Kuttner, Mercer Greenwald, Aaron Kleiner, and Matthew Kleiner, Orchestra; and Jenna Benzinger, Chorus.