The Marshwood Middle School Grade 7+8 Concert Band participated in the Maine Band Directors Concert Band Festival at Scarborough. Marshwood Middle School has participated in this festival for more than a dozen years. There were 26 bands involved in the festival this year. Fifty-one Marshwood students participated this year.
The band was adjudicated on three pieces that they prepared. The pieces performed were: “Ayre For Eventide”, “Mills On The Merrimack”, and “The Forge Of Vulcan”. In addition, the band was evaluated on “sight-reading” a piece that they had never seen before. After their performance and sight-reading, students worked with Rick Cook on rehearsal and performance techniques to help them continue to improve. The three judges were Rick Cook from S.N.H.U., Terry White, a retired Maine music educator and composer, and Dr. David Neves, a music educator in the Needham, Massachusetts schools. Our final score was 85.6 which earned the band a ‘Silver” medal. Congratulations to the band for their hard work preparing for this performance and thank you to the M.M.S. staff and administration for their support!