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Moreland Middle Student Musicians Selected for State Honor

San Jose, January 9, 2018: Three Moreland Middle School students have auditioned and been selected to be musicians in the California Band Directors Association (CBDA) All State Honor Band.  Eighth graders Miyuki Konishi (Jazz Band, Trombone), Yuta Nakajima (Jazz Band, Alto Sax), and Aniket Mahajan (Symphonic Band, Alto Sax) will be performing at the annual California All-State Music Education Conference (CASMEC) Convention in San Jose February 15 - 18, 2018.  


Competing against over 2,700 middle school student musicians from throughout California, students uploaded five recordings of required scales and etudes, as well as combination recordings demonstrating improvisation ability.  


Thanks to the exemplary talents of Moreland students and teachers, Moreland has received numerous music awards and honors while competing in festivals and concerts throughout the state.  Moreland is incredibly fortunate to have such talented teacher leadership with Greg Bergantz, Nils Johnson, Rebecca Ayer, Barbara Wong, and Beth Mann.  


Music in Moreland (MiM) supports the music program within the Moreland School District, including the funding of new instruments each year, so that students have the opportunity to play instruments that they may not be able to afford.   MiM consists of parents and community members dedicated to sustaining Moreland’s award-winning music program for all Moreland music students.


Moreland’s music students will be performing in an upcoming District String Festival and District Band Festival in February.  Check https://www.mefhome.org/music-in-moreland/ for upcoming dates.