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Gilmore Music Program Sweeps the Competition at Heritage Festival


Gilmore Middle School's music program returned from New Orleans Monday morning with a bus load of trophies!

The students spent the weekend competing at the WorldStrides Heritage Festival in New Orleans, LA. All of the groups received Gold in their respective competitions marking only the second time that has happened in eight years! A special shout-out to all of the chaperones and stellar teachers, Ms. Keri Bieri and Mr. Christopher Adamisin. 

In addition, Gilmore's Madrigal Choir received such a high score they were invited to perform at Carnegie Hall later this year. The Swing Choir received the Adjudicator Award and the Outstanding Choral Group Award for being the top scoring choir in the competition. Gilmore's entire music program received the Festival Sweepstakes Award, meaning they had the highest score from any combined school.

This school year, for the first time ever, Gilmore and Gifford combined efforts and put together a Chamber Group. Gabriella Martinez an 11-year-old cellist and sixth grader at Gifford School, is part of this outstanding group of student musicians. At the festival, Martinez earned the Maestro Award. The Maestro Award is given to students who display an excellence in their craft, extraordinary musical ability and sensitivity. Only four students nationwide received this prestigious award. 

Way to go, Gilmore music!