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Waltham Youth honored at the Eastern Senior District Music Festival

Michael Burke of Waltham, a senior high-honors student at Boston College High School, was one of four BC High students who auditioned for and were honored by their selection to the Massachusetts Music Educators Eastern Senior District Concert Festival.


Burke, Sean Merlin’17 of Duxbury, Andrew Byrne '16 of Milton and Paul Curtis '16 of Randolph auditioned and were selected from hundreds of applicants to perform with peers from across the greater Boston area at a concert that was held at Boston Latin High School. The groups performed under the direction of guest conductors from renowned universities and spent one class day and a weekend day rehearsing for a sold out performance on January 11, 2014. 


The four young men represented BC High in this experience with students from 45 other high schools from the towns and cities of Acton, Bedford, Boston, Boxborough, Brookline, Cambridge, Carlisle, Concord, Dedham, Dover, Framingham, Lincoln, Littleton, Medfield, Millis, Milton , Natick, Needham, Newton, Quincy, Sherborn, Somerville, Sudbury, Waltham, Watertown, Wayland, Wellesley, Westford, Weston, and Westwood.



Curtis earned an acceptance to the All-State level. He plays piano, vibes, flute, bassoon, alto and baritone sax, he performed on baritone sax in the All-State concert with the All-State Band in Boston’s Symphony Hall on Saturday, March 22, 2014. Burke and Byrne represented BC High’s Choir and Curtis and Merlin performed in the Concert Band. Burke was accepted to the All-National Chorus, where he performed last October in Nashville; this is the first time BC High has had a student participate at Nationals.


Boston College High School is a Jesuit, Catholic, college-preparatory school for young men in grades 7 to 12. Founded in 1863, the school enrolls approximately 1,600 students from more than 140 communities in eastern Massachusetts. For more http://www.bchigh.edu


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