The Everett High School Percussion Ensemble is headed to Ohio to compete against 26 high school bands at the National World Championships in Dayton, Ohio on Thursday. School and city officials held a send-off rally at Everett High School on Saturday night.
Members of the EHS Winter Color Guard performing “A.K.A. Somebody Else.”
Members of the Everett High School Winter Color Guard — Front row, pictured from left to right: Nicole Sinisterra, Captain Raeliyah Previlon, Captain Kelsey Medeiros and Leyna Nguyen. Middle row, pictured from left to right: Emely Pineda, Shreeya Musyaju, Heaven Martinez and Selena Santos. Top row, pictured from left to right: Annaya Wilson, Amelia McNally, Davilise Cora, Simian Tamang and Salina Shrestha.
Synth players, pictured from left to right are: Lucas Liberato and Na’Tayeja Robinson.
ROLL, TIDE, ROLL: Shown during Saturday’s send-off for the EHS Percussion Ensemble, from left to right: Senator Sal DiDomenico, Councillor-At-Large/former mayor John Hanlon, School Committee Chairman Michael Mangan, Ward 6 City Councillor Al Lattanzi, School Committee At Large member Samantha Lambert, EHS Music Director Gene O’Brien, EHS Percussion Ensemble Director Mark Sachetta, Ward 2 School Committee member Jason Marcus and School Committee Vice Chair Michael McLaughlin showed their support.
Pictured from left to right: School Committee Vice Chair Michael McLaughlin, State Rep. Daniel Ryan, Senator Sal DiDomenico and School Committee Chair Michael Mangan.
Ensemble members get into position during their performance.
Gene O’Brien asked students to introduce themselves, including Enrico Vega, pictured.
Senior Kim Herrera performed a set.
Everett High School’s Music Director Gene O’Brien introduced the ensemble.
Members of the Everett High School Percussion Ensemble — Front row, pictured from left to right: Mike Castellano, Jared Logan, George Spencer III, KT Taylor, Marie Maitre, Brian Spencer and Kylan Nowell. Second row, pictured from left to right: William Hurley IV, Tessa Ford, Daniel Nunez-Estrella, Na’Tayeja Robinson, Jessica Du, Alisson Solis Deras, Jackelyn Caneza, Thalyta Andrade, Kathleen De Souza, Sicari Shand, Kim Herrera, Luciana Rodriguez and Santino Vega. Third row, pictured from left to right: Coleman Moore, Jazelyn Ramos, Karla Zorzal Mckensi, Alejandro Sanchez, Esthel Calderon, Precious Vasquez, Abegail Musto, Lillian Learned, Em Learned, Adan Alarcon Acosta, Benny Rendeiros and Allison Alarcon Acosta. Back row, pictured from left to right: Director Mark Sachetta, Benjamin Braga, Angel Lemus-Paz, Nicholas Middleton, Saskya Charles, Rocco Navarrete Ortiz, Enrico Vega, Justin Du, Aaron Chavez, Lucas Liberato, Salvatore DiDomenico and Tam Tran.
Salvatore DiDomenico, in center, on drums.
EHS Percussion Ensemble Director Mark Sachetta got emotional at the ensemble’s success.
Well-wishers are shown applauding the percussion ensemble with a standing ovation.