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Moreland Middle Musicians Receive “Unanimous Superior” Rating at Local Festival

San Jose, May 1, 2017:  The Moreland School District is thrilled to announce that the Moreland Middle School (MMS) Symphonic Band & Orchestra earned a “Unanimous Superior” rating at the California Music Educator’s Association (CMEA) Bay Section South Band & Orchestra Festival at Santa Teresa High School on Friday, March 31, 2017.  

Led by music teacher Greg Bergantz, Moreland Middle School’s band and orchestra ensembles performed in front of a public audience while being adjudicated and scored by three performance judges and a sight reading judge.  Recorded comments from the judges included, “If I was listening with my eyes closed, I’d swear this was a very good high school band.”

The Moreland School District is incredibly proud of its remarkable music program.  During this festival year, MMS Jazz Band performed at the CMEA Jazz Festival in February and earned a Superior rating, MMS Jazz student musician Daiki Nakajima was selected as the lead tenor saxophone player in the California Band Directors Association (CBDA) All-State Junior High Honor Band, Easterbrook Discovery School’s (EDS) ensembles all won first place at the Music in the Parks festival this month, and EDS’ Jazz student musician Felipe Feldman, was singled out as the best middle school jazz soloist at the Music in the Parks Festival.

The mission of the California Music Educator’s Association is to promote the advancement of music education and to assist its members in seeking individual and collective growth as musicians, educators, and conductors.

Moreland School District is proud to be home to budding and thriving student musicians.  With the leadership of Music in Moreland (MiM), a subcommittee of the Moreland Education Foundation (MEF), parents and community members dedicate their time to sustaining Moreland’s award-winning music program.  For more information on Music in Moreland, including upcoming events, visit