I have good news to share! WHS had two students selected into NAFME All-Eastern Honors Ensembles.
Benjamin Chen, 12th Grade, Violin
Info about the All Eastern:
The All-Eastern Honors Ensembles represent the most musically accomplished high school students in the Eastern region of the United States. The NAFME All-Eastern Honors Ensembles, consisting of a concert band, symphony orchestra, mixed chorus, treble chorus, and jazz ensemble, are organized by members of The National Association for Music Education. With assistance from their music teachers and directors, these exceptional students will prepare momentously challenging music that they will perform under the leadership of prominent conductors in this biennial event. The National Association of Secondary School Principals has placed this program on The NASSP National Advisory list of Contests and Activities.
Student participation from each state is determined by a percentage of the total NAFME Eastern Division membership. Each of the state music educators associations in the Eastern Division (CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, PA, VT, Europe) oversee the selection process in their state during the fall of the year before the event and compile ranked lists of recommended juniors and seniors for consideration. The method used to compile the lists varies from state to state, although all recommended students must have been selected to participate in their home all-state festivals. The committee builds the ensembles from the state presidents’ ranked lists, trying to mimic the state population percentages in each group.
This virtual event will include several rehearsals with the 2021 All Eastern Conductors, workshops with renown clinicians, and each ensemble will create a final, recorded performance which will be premiered online in April. A virtual 2021 Eastern Division Honor Ensembles program will take place on Thursday, March 4 to Saturday March 6, 2021
Director of Music
Weston Public Schools
444 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA 02493