In Chelmsford, Music Doesn’t Take a Summer Vacation
CHELMSFORD -- This summer, many Chelmsford Public Schools student-musicians are continuing to perform in local, state and even international music events.
Six students recently participated in the John Philip Sousa National High School Honors Band, a highly selective, nationally renowned ensemble. Chelmsford had the highest number of students from any school district selected to participate in the ensemble.
This year’s conductor of the John Philip Sousa National High School Honors Band was Col. Jason Fettig, director of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band of Washington, D.C. Members of the UMass Amherst Marching Band and its staff, under the direction of Timothy Todd Anderson and Thom Hannum, served as clinicians, staff and coaches for the event.
Chelmsford students who participated in the Honors Band include Natalie Tierney, Michaella Weinbeck, Amy Carey, Ryan Moore, Nathan Morrissey and Alex Moore.