Finley Bands Score Top Honors

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Congratulations to the Robert M. Finley Middle School Concert and Jazz Bands, as both groups recently captured top honors in the Music in the Parks Festival held at Dorney Park in Allentown, PA.

Under the direction of Nicholas Carbuto, the Concert Band won first-place honors by completing the festival with an average score of 94.5, having received the perfect score of 10 in three of the five categories of adjudication. Additionally, the Jazz Band, also led by Mr. Carbuto, won first place with an average score of 96. The Jazz band also won the Overall Award with the highest point total of any jazz band in the festival.

Adjudicator Glenn Donahue said, “This is a mature sound for a middle school jazz band.  They play stylistically correct in every way.” The musical performance, behavior and demeanor of the children were something to be proud of.  Students are pictured here displaying their trophies. They are (seated l to r ) Kristin Ingegno, Samantha Smith and Andrew Gerin, (standing l to r ) Ian Jackson, Blake Woods and Jenny Armstrong.