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Easterbrook Discovery, Latimer & Moreland Middle Student Musicians Selected for Regional & State Honors

**Updated 01/18/19**

San Jose, January 10, 2019: Four Moreland Middle School (MMS) students have been selected to be musicians in the regional California Music Educators Association (CMEA) ensembles, performing this weekend at the CMEA Bay Section Winter Conference at San Jose State University.  In addition, three Easterbrook Discovery Middle School (EDMS) students, one Latimer student and four MMS students were selected from musicians throughout the State of California to be part of the Junior High All-State Honor Ensembles that will perform at the CMEA All-State Music Education Conference, taking place in Fresno in February.

The honor groups, comprised of student musicians from throughout the Bay Area, will perform at the CMEA Bay Section Winter Conference at San Jose State University this weekend, January 11-12, 2019 at 3:00PM in the San Jose State University Concert Hall.  Conference ensembles were selected based on director’s recommendations. Student musicians selected from MMS are:

  • 8th grader Joshua Choi (trumpet), CMEA Bay Section Conference Band

  • 8th grader Tarini Jayakumar (viola), CMEA Conference String Orchestra

  • 8th grader Clara Schultz (cello), CMEA Conference String Orchestra

  • 7th grader Kai Fisher (double bass), CMEA Conference String Orchestra

The Junior High All-State Honor Ensembles include selected participants who auditioned and were selected from student musicians throughout the state.  The 15 junior high and high school All-State Honor Ensembles will perform in Fresno at the California Band Directors Association (CBDA)/ California All State Music Education Conference (CASMEC) Convention, February 14-17, 2019.  Student musicians selected from EDMS are:

  • 8th grader Felipe Feldman (first alto saxophone), All-Star Jazz Band

  • 8th grader  Joycelyn Sheet (flute), All-State Concert Band

  • 7th grader Evelyn Wang (flute), All-State Concert Band

The student musician from Latimer is:

  • 8th grader Jeremy Wang (violin), All-Star Orchestra

Student musicians selected from MMS are:

  • 8th grader Siddharth Banerjee (tenor saxophone), All-State Jazz Band

  • 8th grader Joshua Choi (trumpet), All-State Symphonic Band

  • 8th grader Alicia Lee (violin), All-State Orchestra

  • 8th grader Clara Schultz (cello), All-State Orchestra

Both the regional and state Conferences are professional development seminars for music educators and college students. Conference presenters offer sessions in the following pedagogical areas: Adjudication, Band, Choir, General Music, Higher Education, Jazz, Multicultural Music, and Technology.  

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, Rebecca Ayer, Nils Johnson, Barbara Wong, and Emily Chiet.

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.