Off to a stellar start

Warwick Beacon ·

The Warwick Veterans Memorial Middle School Choir, a group of 50 seventh and eighth graders performed on June 2 at the Great East Festival. The adjudicated scores of 90 by both judges marked the fantastic start of the newly formed school’s choir. They earned a “Gold” medal in performing at the Agawam High School. Their featured selections were: Lon Berry’s “The Arrow and the Song” based on the poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Russ Robinson’s a capella piece “I’ll Sing Ev’ry Morning and Noon and Night” Kirby Shaw’s arrangement of Joshua! Fit the Battle of Jericho. Vets choir members are Brianna Adams, Anastasia Barrolle, Jocelynn Bechtel, Laura Bocompani, Destiny Boyce, Callie Brown, Chianne Burrill, Brianna Callahan, Ainsley Canning, Damia Cardilli, Jaelyn-Rose Cartagena, Ella Centracchio, Jaedon Cole, Kaitlyn Deal, Stephan-Leo Desjarlis, Rosemarie Diaz, Hayley Dowding, Mattie Fontaine, Madison Gardner, Kassidy Giroux, Madison Hemond, Ashley Hogan, Athena Howlett, Jade Johnson, Autumn Koles, Carissa Koop, Olivia Lacroix, Joshua Mason, Gracie McGrath, Maria Monteiro, Nathanel Moore, Sarah Nunez, Halie Papa, Chloe Pelletier, Darrell Pilon, Alexandria Plunkett, Ashley Ring, Ashley Rodrigues, Jennifer Saab, Samantha Sheehan, Talia Smith, Elizabeth Tibbitts, Christina Tyson, Chantel vanHeyingen, Olivia White, Brooke Whiteside, Jayni Williams, Hailey Williamson, Kole Wilner and Ivy Xiong. (Photo courtesy of Bob Fontaine)

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