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Members of the King Philip Marching Band perform at half-time of a high school football game in 2019.

WRENTHAM — Two dozen area music students will be taking part in a virtual festival next month.

Superintendent Paul Zinni and the school music department announced Monday that that the King Philip Regional High School students were accepted to attend the Southeastern District Music Festival.

Students from across Southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod were invited to audition for the festival virtually until Nov. 20.

The virtual festival Jan. 8 and 9 will include workshops, masterclasses, rehearsals and other activities.

Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a virtual ensemble led by guest conductors.

Invited students

The following students were invited to attend the Southeastern District Music Festival.

Some of the students also received recommendations to audition for the All-State ensembles as well.

  • Seniors: Nick Basile, percussion; Camryn Buckley, alto; Ava Cardner, trumpet; Declan Derfler-Murphy, trumpet; Hayden Holster, alto saxophone; Maddie Soares, flute.
  • Juniors: Matthew Beatty, bass; Madison Blood, baritone saxophone; Joe Cannon, tuba; Jonathan Cohen, trumpet; Hannah Crocker, alto; Julia DeWitt, alto; Abigail Jones, bassoon; Diego Nieto, trombone; Emily Poggi, soprano; Aleeza Rana, soprano; Nick Sekulski, guitar.
  • Sophomores: Helena Bekele, soprano; Aedan Derfler-Murphy, alto saxophone; Finny Keefe, horn.
  • Freshmen: Ella Brown, harp; Dean Cardner, trumpet; Jack Chisholm, clarinet; Eliot Davis, clarinet.

Zinni said, “I am so proud of all our young musicians, including those recommended to audition for the All-State ensembles. The All-State Band, Jazz Band, Orchestra and Choir are comprised of the most outstanding high school musicians in the state and these students should be extremely honored to be considered.”

Auditions for the All-State ensemble will take place in January as well.

Tom Reilly can be reached at 508-236-0332 or treilly@thesunchronicle.com. Follow him on Twitter @Tomreillynews

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