WJHS students attend music festival in OOB

Post date: Apr 19, 2013 12:52:12 PM

Five sixth grade students from Wells Junior High were selected to participate in the Maine Music Educators Association District One Honors Festival at Old Orchard Beach High School on March 9th.

Chorus members attending included Abigale Vigue, Delaney Bailey, and Lily Iannillo. Band members attending included Kiah Holdsworth (trumpet) and Grace Campanella (percussion).

“Students were selected from schools all over the southern part of the state and came together with guest conductors to participate in morning rehearsals and an afternoon concert,” commented WJHS Band Director Alison Graichen in an e-mail describing the festival. According to Graichen students rehearsed for roughly four hours prior to the concert.

“They did an absolutely amazing job and we are very proud of them,” wrote Graichen to WJHS Principal Chris Chessie and Assistant Principal Robert Griffin following the event. “They were great representatives of our school, both as musicians and also as respectful citizens.”

Caption: From left to right are Grace Campanella, Lily Iannillo, Delaney Bailey, Abigale Vigue, and Kiah Holdsworth. This photo was taken prior to the Maine Music Educators Association District One Honors Festival concert in Old Orchard Beach.