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CMS Orchestra students shined at String Fest

CMS Orchestra students shined at String Fest
CMS String Fest students

On February 23, 22 Colonial Middle School Orchestra students traveled to Pottsgrove Middle School to prepare for and perform a concert with other schools from Bucks and Montgomery Counties in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District 11 String Fest. 

Violin player and sixth grader, Clarissa Goddard, performed as concertmaster (first chair violin) in the 5/6 ensemble, and seventh grade cello player, Annabel O'Neill, sat first chair cello in the 7/8 ensemble, while also winning the opportunity to play a solo. 

CMS Orchestra Director Elise Derewitz was ecstatic about the students' performance.

“All of the orchestra students that participated did an amazing job," said Mrs. Derewitz. "I am so proud of everyone’s accomplishments and dedication!” 

Students who participated in 2024 String Fest include:

Violins: Alexander Turzi, Caroline Vuotto, Sanvi Shevade, Joanna Burton, Sonya DiGiacomo, Gabby Yun, Madeline Hoffman, Clarissa Goddard, and Victoria Tzraska

Violas: Aseel Alhassan, Aaratrika Sarkar, Autumn Bobo, Abby Bellezza, Emma Smith, Olivia Lombardo, and Meryem Ozkan

Cellos: Sarah Abai, Will Finn, Annabel O’Neill, Sarah Fries, and Alex Kelly

Bass: Chirayu Thakali

CMS Musicians from String Fest with instruments


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