Eleven South Students Attend All State Music Festival: The following students represented Newton South at the Massachusetts All-State Music Festival. Students rehearsed at the Boston World Trade Center and performed at Symphony Hall. They are among the best student musicians in the state. Congratulations to the students and thanks to our music teachers!
- Albert Lee Violin
- Diego Bacigalupe Clarinet
- Elena Byun Clarinet
- Emily Chen Soprano
- Emily Sharp French Horn
- Ethan Rucinski French Horn
- Gabi Kaufman Tuba
- Han Zhang Violin
- Noel Hwang Clarinet
- Scott Sonnenberg Bass Clarinet
- Stephanie Foster Soprano
Jazz Combo Wins 4th at Berklee Jazz Festival: The Newton South Jazz Combo recently placed 4th in the Small Groups Division at the Berklee School of Music Regional High School Jazz Festival. This competition included groups from all over New England and beyond. We are proud of their achievement!
- Mr. Ed Harlow conductor
- Jason Chari tenor sax
- Nathan Reider tenor sax
- Jonah Fisher alto sax
- Karen Wang trombone
- Joshua Kaster bass
- Matthew Marcus piano
- Yuval Rosen guitar
- Gabe Taylor guitar
- Ko Takasugi-Czernowin drum set
Jazz Ensemble Wins Silver Medal and Invitation to State Festival: The South Jazz Ensemble received a silver medal at the recent Massachusetts Association of Jazz Educators festival on March 5. The big band, under the direction of Ms. Lisa Linde, also received an initiation to the Massachusetts State Jazz Festival. Congratulations to the group!
- Alto Sax: John Fisher, Ben Tuval
- Tenor Sax: Nathan Reider, Jason Chari
- Baritone Sax: Adam Verga
- Trombone: Jina An, Harrison Miller
- Trumpets: Sam Blumensteil, Anthony DeNitto, C.J. Goodfriend, Felicita Kuperwasser
- Rhythm Section: Ko Takasugi-Czernowin – Drums, Robert Maratos – Piano, Josh Kaster – Bass, Jake Rodgers – Guitar
Newtones: On March 2, the Newtones’ competition was the International Championship of High School Acappella (ICHSA), and they came in 2nd place in the New England Region. Did you see the movie Pitch Perfect? That was the college version of this same competition.