Three Spartans Selected to All-Eastern Chorus

Three Spartans Selected to All-Eastern Chorus
Posted on 11/28/2018
All Eastern ChorusThree Immaculata students, Bridgette LeBoeuf (right) of Milford , Gerard Rabulan (left) of Somerville, and GianMarco Scotti (center) of Milltown, were selected among the most musically talented high school students in the Eastern region of the country. They will join the over 700 performers (from 11 states, D.C., and Europe), who will participate in the 2019 National Association for Music Education’s (NAFME) All-Eastern Honors Ensembles this spring.

“The honor of having three students named to the All-Eastern Chorus for a music program of our size is phenomenal,” says Music Department Chairman Ed Webber ’99. “It is a testament to the talent of our students, their level of commitment to their music, as well as the dedication of their Chorus teacher Michael Gasko ‘06. Immaculata and the Music Department are thrilled to have three of our Spartans reach this major milestone; their achievement speaks to the level of the musical opportunities offered at our school. We are Spartan Proud.”

With assistance from their music teacher, Michael Gasko, these exceptional students will prepare remarkably challenging music that they will perform under the leadership of prominent conductors in this biennial event. Students will spend three days rehearsing with one of five conductors during the Eastern Division Conference of NAFME to be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in preparation for performances on April 7, 2019.

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 NAFME. Student participation from each state is determined by a percentage of the total NAFME Eastern Division membership. Each of the state music educators associations oversee the selection process in their state and compile ranked lists of recommended juniors and seniors for consideration.

The 2019 NAFME All-Eastern Honors Ensembles will perform for an audience of thousands on Sunday, April 7, 2019, in the Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA.