South Music Superlatives

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.