ANGOLA - On May 2 and 3, the Lake Shore Middle School Seventh and Eighth Grade Bands and Orchestras participated in the New York State Music Evaluation Festival in Orchard Park. Two adjudicators, one from Rochester and one from Long Island, came to to evaluate the students on selections they have been working on. The students did not compete against other schools, but are evaluated based on a rubric of musical standards implemented by NYSSMA. After careful deliberation and consideration, the adjudicators rated the students on their performances.Based on how they perform the students can receive a rating of participant, bronze, silver or gold.
Lake Shore Middle School put their best foot forward on and off the stage and it was apparent throughout the whole experience. The Seventh Grade Band and Orchestra each received a rating of Silver and the Eighth grade Band and Orchestra each received a Gold rating at the festival. The Seventh and Eighth grade bands are under the director of Jennifer Meyer-Davis and the Seventh and Eighth grade orchestras are under the direction of Alicia Louttit.