Twenty-eight ConVal students participated in the 25th Annual Monadnock Valley Music Festival (MVMF) on Saturday, January 23rd at Monadnock Regional High School in Swanzey.
The MVMF is held every January is an opportunity for advanced music students to collaborate with other local high schools to form a band and chorus. These ensembles work with guest conductors over two rehearsals and put on a performance for the community.
This year’s festival guest conductors were Karen Sayward, Vocal Jazz director at Boston College, and Margaret Reidy, fine arts chair and director of bands at Minnechaug Regional High school in Wilbraham, MA. In addition to working with accomplished conductors, the students have an opportunity perform more advanced arrangements and meet other passionate musicians.
At this year’s festival, three ConVal vocalists were selected for a solo opportunities in their choral pieces; Luke Wilson ’17, Eve Pierce ’18 and Cambria Wozmak ’19.
In addition to ConVal, Conant HS, Fall Mountain HS, Hillsboro-Deering HS, Keene HS, Mascenic HS, Milford HS, Monadnock Regional HS, Stevens HS and Wilton Lyndeborough HS participateD in this festival. Both Mr. Wickham and Ms. Morin serve on the festival board.
The student participants from ConVal were: Ingrid Aho, Sunny Badrawy , Grace Clayton , Emma Crowley, Tia DeVera, Aidan Dissinger, Meaghan Farrell, Bridget Grady , Ben Heffernan, Cam Ibach, Sarah Johnson , Izabelle Leahigh, Astrid Kipka, Kaylin Krslovic, Lauren Lebritton, Maddi Levesque, Mickey Maguire, Gavin Martens, Colleen Minnihan, Ryan Murray, Eve Pierce, Sean Roberts, Emma Similia, Haley Spitzfaden, Bronwyn Tyler-Wall, Luke Wilson, Cambria Wozmak, and Michael Zrzavy.