14 Abington Students Chosen for SEMSBA

Auditions drew in over 1000 students from 30 schools

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14 Abington Students Chosen for SEMSBA

Students wait in the Abington High School cafeteria for the SEMSBA auditions to begin on Saturday, February 1, 2020.

Students wait in the Abington High School cafeteria for the SEMSBA auditions to begin on Saturday, February 1, 2020.

Abington music parents

Students wait in the Abington High School cafeteria for the SEMSBA auditions to begin on Saturday, February 1, 2020.

Abington music parents

Abington music parents

Students wait in the Abington High School cafeteria for the SEMSBA auditions to begin on Saturday, February 1, 2020.

Taylor Frye, Staff Writer

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On Saturday, Feb. 1, auditions were held for SEMSBA at Abington Middle/High School. Fourteen students accepted into five different ensembles for both the Jr. and Sr. SEMSBA Music Festivals.

It was a very successful day hosting the auditions at 201 Gliniewicz in which over 1000 students participated from approximately 30 schools.”

— Mr. Steve Shannon

Abington’s Director of Music and Drama Mr. Steve Shannon said that he was proud “that they [the students] will be representing Abington in these music festivals.”

Shannon added that, “It was a very successful day hosting the auditions at 201 Gliniewicz in which over 1000 students participated from approximately 30 schools.”

On Friday, Jan. 31, students assisted Mr. Shannon by setting up the audition rooms. Music parents also helped out. Mr. Shannon was pleased with not only the results of the auditions, but also the work from the staff. Shannon said he “would like to commend the Music Staff for their hard work and dedication in preparing the students for the audition, as well as for helping to make the day run smoothly.”

Below is a list of students who made it, their grade, the ensemble to which they were accepted, and their instrument or voice part.

SENIOR FESTIVAL – March 20-21, Stoughton High School

  • Will Charbonnier, Grade 10, Mixed Chorus – Tenor
  • Kathryn Genest, Grade 11, Mixed Chorus – Alto
  • Anika Kavalla, Grade 9, Orchestra – Violin
  • Carly Sandry, Grade 11, Mixed Chorus – Alto
  • Brian Tolan, Grade 11, Concert Band – Baritone Horn
  • Josh Whitman, Grade 10, Jazz Band – Bass

JUNIOR FESTIVAL – May 1-2, Silver Lake Regional HS

  • Vittoria Assis, Grade 7, Mixed Chorus – Alto
  • Nathan Coelho, Grade 7, Mixed Chorus – Baritone
  • Charlotte Hernandez, Grade 8, Mixed Chorus – Soprano
  • Jackson Kelley, Grade 8, Mixed Chorus – Baritone
  • Allie Lindvall, Grade 9, Mixed Chorus – Alto
  • Juhymah Miranda, Grade 7, Mixed Chorus – Soprano
  • Savanna Ruzzano, Grade 8, Mixed Chorus – Soprano
  • Selena Wood, Grade 8, Mixed Chorus – Alto