WEST NEWBURY — Superintendent Justin Bartholomew and Fine & Performing Arts Department Chair David Schumacher proudly announce that students in Pentucket Regional High School’s music program were recognized at Festival Disney.
Pentucket Regional High School music students traveled to Walt Disney World from April 12-16 for Festival Disney, a music festival that gives middle and high school concert choirs, orchestras, concert bands, and soloists across the nation a chance to compete and make lasting memories.
Pentucket students competed in the Solo & Ensemble thread, which is open to all students participating in Festival Disney with their school ensemble. The category allows for individuals and small ensembles to showcase their talents and gain valuable feedback in the process.
Jazz saxophone soloist Chaney Goldstein, the saxophone quartet, and the jazz combo all submitted recordings ahead of Pentucket’s trip to Disney. The videos were later judged and scored.
Goldstein, a junior, received a Distinguished Performance Medal for his solo jazz saxophone performance, and Pentucket’s saxophone quartet – which consists of Goldstein, Juliana Kane, Anna Newman, and Julia Spalding – also received a Distinguished Performance Medal for its chamber music performance.
Distinguished Performance Medals, which are awarded to the highest scoring musician(s) in each submission category, were announced at the Festival Disney Awards Ceremony held at Hollywood Studios on the last evening of the festival.
“The chance to compete and be recognized at Festival Disney is extremely impressive,” said Superintendent Bartholomew. “Our students demonstrated their professionalism, skill, and great talent while at the conference. We are all very proud of their accomplishments thus far and cannot wait to see what they will do in the future. Congratulations!”