It was an unprecedented weekend of achievements for many King Philip music groups. Six different performing groups were involved in the Massachusetts Instrumental Choral Conductors Association (MICCA) annual festival held at various sites throughout Massachusetts.
The MICCA festival is designed to promote excellence in musical performance and is held across parts of Massachusetts over 3 days. More than 200 groups from throughout the state participated and medals are awarded to the participating ensembles by a distinguished panel of music educators, who discuss the fine points of each performance with the students. Only 15% are awarded the gold medal for Superior Performance.
The High School Symphony Band, High School Concert Band and High School Chorus all received a gold medal. The Middle School 7th Grade Band and Middle School 8th Grade band also received gold medals, and to perfect the sweep the Middle School Chorus received gold.
MICCA, with the support of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, will sponsor its fifteenth annual "Stars at Symphony" gold medal showcase. Ensembles that earn a gold medal rating at the 2013 MICCA Concert and Choral Festivals will be invited to perform at two world class venues; Symphony Hall in Boston on Saturday April 13th, and Mechanics Hall in Worcester on Sunday April 14thth.