Belmont High, Chenery Musicians Earn All-State, District Honors

Despite snow and cold, the Massachusetts Music Educators Association held auditions over the past two weeks for its annual All-State Festival, as well as for the MMEA Northeast Junior District Festival.

This year, 10 students from Belmont High School were selected to perform in the All-State Festival, a three-day event to be held at the Boston Convention Center, honoring the highest achieving high-school musicians in the state and invites them to perform in the All-State band, chorus orchestra and jazz ensemble.

  • Devon Carter, chorus
  • Lucas Cmok-Kehoe, chorus
  • Andrew Eurdolian, oboe
  • Eunice Lee, flute
  • Hannah Messenger, French horn
  • Zoe Miner, chorus
  • Connor Quinn, chorus
  • Hannah Read, flute
  • Jack Stone, bass trombone
  • Thomas Zembowicz, chorus

The Junior District Festival honors the younger music students, selecting the most outstanding musicians in 7th to 9th grades throughout northeastern Massachusetts. Students will have the opportunity to perform in the honor band, chorus, orchestra or jazz ensemble under the direction of high-profile conductors during the three day festival at Lowell High School in April. This year, 59 students from Chenery Middle and Belmont High schools were selected to participate.

From Belmont High School:

  • Naomi Arsenault, oboe
  • Belle Carbeck, chorus
  • Elana Chen, flute
  • Miriam Cubstead, chorus
  • Caleb Harris, cello
  • Wan Young Jang, euphonium
  • Owen Loveluck, cello
  • Andrew Mazzone, string bass
  • Linnea Metelmann, French horn
  • Georgia Sundahl, chorus
  • Evan Wagner, trumpet, jazz ensemble

From Chenery Middle:                                                                                                                            

  • Idris Abercrombie, trombone
  • Jason Ackerson, trombone
  • Zoe Armstrong, chorus
  • Hoon Baeg, cello
  • Renuka Balakrishnan, chorus
  • Christina Cahaly, chorus
  • Jackson Carter, cello
  • Aristotelis Chaniotakis, chorus
  • Jonah Covell, cello
  • Phoebe Derba, string bass
  • Justin Dong, clarinet
  • Garrett Eagar, trombone
  • Valentina Garcia-Martinez, chorus
  • Chris Giron, bassoon
  • Rachel Hong, chorus
  • Jackie Jiang, flute
  • Ethan Jin, trumpet
  • Nate Jones, trombone
  • Brandon Kim, violin
  • Isabelle Kim, violin
  • Madeline Kitch, chorus
  • Daniel Klingbeil, cello
  • Edward Lee, chorus
  • Luna Lee, chorus
  • Parker Lutz, chorus
  • Philip Lynch, trumpet
  • Clare Martin, alto saxophone
  • Abby Mohr, chorus
  • Viola Monovitch, guitar , jazz ensemble
  • Alex Park, trumpet
  • Chloe Park, trumpet
  • Audrey Quinn, violin
  • Kate Sandage, clarinet
  • Annalise Schlaug, cello
  • Lila Searls, alto saxophone
  • Eric Shen, violin
  • Aarya Tavshikar, bassoon
  • Mayura Thomas, chorus
  • Joshua Wan, trumpet
  • Alex Wilk, viola
  • Naina Woker, chorus
  • Yanzhe Xu, clarinet
  • Abby Yu, chorus
  • Lara Zeng, violin
  • Isabelle Zheng, cello
  • Tiancheng Zheng, clarinet


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