Lafayette School students Kristi Ho, Jennifer Melara, Conor Rachlin and Baraka Salumu participated in the Northeastern District Music Festival Auditions, a testament to their individual talents and the musical opportunities provided by the Everett Public Schools.
The four students took part in a rigorous audition process that included 963 students from more than 95 public and private schools. A total of 470 students from grades seven through nine were selected to participate in this prestigious Massachusetts Music Educators Association event. Melara, an eighth grader, earned a spot with the girls chorus. Rachlin, also an eighth grader, will play violin in the orchestra, while seventh grader Salumu will sing in the boys chorus.
The program is offered by the M.M.E.A. as an enrichment opportunity providing a musical experience to talented young people. Music students from the Everett Public Schools competed with students from towns such as Lexington, Andover and Lynnfield, among many other public and private schools. The students were selected to perform in the Junior District Concert Band, Orchestra, Girls Chorus and Boys Chorus. They will rehearse with guest conductors and then perform in a concert to be held at Lowell High School on Saturday, March 24.