The following is a release from the Stoughton Public Schools Music Department:
The O'Donnell Middle School Jazz Bands recently participated in the 2012 Southeast District MAJE Middle School Jazz Festival held at Stoughton High School on Thursday, May 3. This festival is sponsored by the Massachusetts Association for Jazz Education.
The festival featured middle school bands from Easton, East Bridgewater, Old Rochester, Mattapoisett, Needham, Dedham, Hull, Medfield, Foxboro and Stoughton.
The OMS 6th Grade Jazz Band, competing in Division E, earned a Silver Medal for their fine performance. Isabelle Solem (tenor sax), Amari Kinch (alto sax) and Andrew Crean (tenor sax) were awarded Outstanding Musicianship Certificates for their efforts. The 6th Grade Jazz Band is directed by Stephen Dorgan.
In Division B, the OMS Tuesday Jazz Band earned a Silver Medal for their efforts. Trevor Dubovy (alto sax), Hannah Peterson (trumpet) and Stevens Bontemps (bari sax) were recipients of Outstanding Musicianship Awards. The Tuesday Jazz Band is directed by John Kearns.
Also competing in Division B, The OMS Wednesday Jazz Band earned a Gold Medal for their wonderful performance. Ava Siegel (bass), Jamal Husseini (trumpet) and Nicholas Quattrucci (piano and vibes) were also nominated for Outstanding Musicianship Awards. The Wednesday Jazz Band is directed by John Kearns.