Waterville public Schools music students competed in May in the All State Music Festival. From left are George Taylor, Karin Zimba, Hazel Dow, Beatrice Beale-Tate, AnnMarie Limberger, Keya Amundsen, Sophia Scheck, and teachers Sue Barre and Colin Wheatley. Not pictured are Alexa DeWitt and chorus director Ciara Hargrove. Submitted photo

Eight students from Waterville Public Schools participated May 18-21 in the All-State Music Festival at the University of Maine, Orono.

Keya Amundsen, Hazel Dow, AnnMarie Limberger, Sophia Scheck, and George Taylor performed with the orchestra, Beatrice Beale-Tate and Karin Zimba performed with the band, and Alexa DeWitt sang in the chorus.

The festival brings together some of the most dedicated young musicians from all over Maine to share in the experience of music making and music learning. The culminating concerts were deeply moving, inspiring multiple standing ovations from attendees at the Collins Center, according to a news release from Waterville Public Schools.

To learn more about the music programming in the Waterville Public Schools or attend one of its concerts, email Colin Wheatley, strings/orchestra teacher, at [email protected].