The Music Program at the Middle School provides opportunities for participation in vocal and instrumental ensembles as well as general music classes in Grades 6, 7, and 8. The primary goals of the Program are to improve literacy and musicianship skills and to cultivate a life-long appreciation of music.

In addition mixed choruses in all three grades, students in Grades 7 and 8 may audition for the Madrigal Choir that offers more advanced musical and vocal opportunities.

Band is also offered in every grade, with the opportunity to audition for the Jazz Band.  Participants must also play in the seventh or eighth grade band (or orchestra for string bassists).

Finally, there is a Sixth Grade String Orchestra and a combined Seventh and Eighth Grade String Orchestra.

The Program has grown dramatically over the past decade. Because of this, the ensembles and classes offered at the Middle School develop the students’ musical skills with increased rigor.

Contacts

Mr. Christopher Memoli:  Director of Music, x5945
Mrs. Colleen MacDonald:  6th and 7/8 Grade Orchestras, Elementary Orchestras,  x5715
Mr. Jonathan Eldridge:  6th-8th Grade Chorus, M.S. General Music, x5655
Mrs. Lisa Nardone: 6th and 7th Grade Bands, Field School Bands,  X5548
Mr. Steven Fulginiti: 6th-8th Grade Bands, HS Concert Band, HS & MS Jazz Ensembles, HS Chamber Music, HS AP Music Theory,  x5648

Private Lessons:
All students are encouraged to take private lessons.  To support them, the district has arranged for private teachers to teach on site after school.  Registration for lessons occurs at the start of the year. Click here for private lesson registration.

MMEA Junior Eastern District Music Festival.
Band, Orchestra and Chorus students in grades 7-9 who are especially motivated may audition for the MMEA Junior Eastern District Music Festival. This extraordinary event provides an opportunity to perform with the best young musicians in the state.  Audition Requirements can be found here.

Curriculum Standards
Grades 6-8
Band Gr. 4-12
Chorus Gr. 3-12
Orchestra Gr. 3-12

For Department Handbooks & Forms please refer to the Chorus , Band or Orchestra pages found on the sidebar.

Friends of Music

Weston Friends of Music is a parent volunteer group that supports the Middle and High School music programs.  Join us! We welcome new ideas and suggestions for ways to enrich our music program.