Musicians Joining Forces

band students collaborating
Middle school and high school musicians gained perspective on their progress as they recently rehearsed together. During the rehearsal, middle school students performed their winter concert selections as high school students played along. The high school students then performed their winter concert selections for middle school students.  

High school band conductor Vincent Guerra said the experience provides an advantage for the student musicians in both age groups. “The middle school students have the opportunity to see the level of musicianship that they can achieve, while high school students see how far they have come as musicians since middle school.”  

Mr. Guerra and middle school band conductor Lisa Conti said they have done this in previous years and it has always been a fun and educational experience.  “The sound of the combined groups is full and warm,” Mr. Guerra said. “As teachers we enjoy watching the high school and middle school students interact and learn from each other.”