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Superior rating for the Symphonic Band at Forest Glen Middle School



Coral Springs, Florida – At Monarch High School on March 19, the Forest Glen Middle School Symphonic Band was awarded a high rating in the Music Performance Assessment.

The students’ steadfast dedication and the band’s path to this accomplishment touched band director Jennifer Perez to tears. Being the first in four years, this outstanding grade is a noteworthy accomplishment and a credit to their commitment and diligence.

“The students worked hard in practice. We had extra practice sessions, and the students were motivated to perform well,” said Perez.

Perez was struck by the band students’ commitment to learning the song and their level of dedication. In addition to playing three songs, the band practiced sight reading. For student conducting, Daniel Bonilla-Luna received an excellent rating.

“They learned to work together and perform the songs well,” she said.

For the group to have even greater success in the upcoming years, Perez intends to keep improving it.

The musicians take great pride in their job. Eighth-grader Jackson Sankey, a tuba player, enjoys being a part of the band.

“I like being part of the group. We can accomplish great things if we work together. I like to perform music, and I will be in the marching band next year at Coral Springs High School,” he said.

Playing percussion, Rafaella Barros has taken pleasure in being a part of the band. “My favorite part is attending events; I like being in the program. It felt good to get a superior rating at MPA,” she said.

The band members then get ready for an April 26 and 27 solo and ensemble competition at Ramblewood Middle School. On May 30 and 31, the band and chorus singers will play at Disney Springs before moving on to EPCOT.

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