PMEA String Fest
2020 PMEA District 12 5/6 String Fest
On Tuesday, January 28, four students represented GVMS at the PMEA District 12 5/6 String Fest. 5/6 String Fest is a one-day festival comprised of 5th and 6th grade musicians from Chester, Delaware, and Philadelphia Counties. During the festival, the 100-member ensemble spent the whole day rehearsing for a final performance that evening. Students were selected to participate in PMEA 5/6 String Fest based on their individual musical abilities, their strong work ethic (both practicing at home and during rehearsals), and their dedication to the GVMS music department.
Left to Right – Jason Chen, Benjamin Boyce, Janna Liu, Alexandra Focht
Schuylkill Valley Area Orchestra Festival
2020 Schuylkill Valley Area Orchestra
The Schuylkill Valley Area Orchestra (SVAO) is an honors ensemble organized and directed by teachers from 9 middle schools along the Main Line. The orchestra of around 100 students gave it’s performance on the evening of Friday, January 31st with only twelve hours of rehearsal time during the week prior. Students had the chance to work with nine different conductors, performing music ranging from Mozart to Rimsky Korsakov to The Beatles. Students were selected to participate in SVAO based on their musical abilities, their strong work ethic, and their dedication to the GVMS music department.
Left to Right – Madeline Kirker, Julia Georgopulos, Lila Dibble, Evelyn Song, Jackson Leipold, Sean Hetzel, Audrey Song, Gabriella Meisner, Sophia Le, Cynthia Wu, Veronica Merinova, Maisie Thompson, Kaitlin Maguire, Abigail Zilber