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Harvest Park chorus takes 2nd place in national music festival in Anaheim

Jazz band, orchestra finish 3rd in competition

Harvest Park Middle School has been awarded second place for mixed chorus Friday at the national Music in the Parks Festival at Anaheim, it was announced Sunday.

The chorus director is Ana Hartwick. It's her first year as a middle school chorus director at Harvest Park.

At the Friday competition near Disneyland, Harvest Park also received third place for jazz band and orchestra.

- Mariana Meirelles

Comments

Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 27, 2009 at 8:54 am

Congratulations to all! Thank you for all your hard work, Ana Hartwick and Paul Perazzo!


Posted by Another resident, a resident of Birdland
on Apr 27, 2009 at 3:23 pm

I believe the HP Wind Symphony also placed second in their competition and PMS had some first place finishes in the band competitions. Pleasanton's music programs are very impressive.


Posted by KGB, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 27, 2009 at 6:26 pm

1st Place would be within reach if the parcel tax passes!

Vote Yes on G!


Posted by Another resident, a resident of Birdland
on Apr 27, 2009 at 7:36 pm

KGB; thanks for bringing your ridiculous comment to this post. I'll be voting NO on G along with all the other upcoming tax increases. Start demanding fiscal responsibility from your federal, state, and local governments.


Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 28, 2009 at 9:10 am

I disagree with Another Resident.

I will be voting YES on G. I hope more people support the measure, PUSD has some great programs, and we can get involved and demand change at the state level, but that will not help us in the short term.


Posted by Chaperone, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 28, 2009 at 11:52 am

Let's keep politics out of this. The kids were awesome. They played well and behaved even better. They were great ambassadors of Pleasanton. Paul Perazzo and Ana Hartwick are very dedicated teachers and we're very lucky to have them. Please just praise the students without politics getting into it.


Posted by Ann Martin, a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Apr 29, 2009 at 7:27 pm

Congratulations Harvest Park Chorus, Mr. Perazzo and Ms. Hartwick.
Well done!


Posted by Sandy, a resident of Mohr Park
on Apr 30, 2009 at 6:27 am

Sandy is a registered user.

Great job, kids!

And thanks to all the parents who support the chorus so that they can travel to these kinds of festivals.

It's great to know that Pleasanton has maintained the high quality of its music programs. In my experience as a college professor, students who have had experiences with public performance gain self-confidence and poise which they can extend into other arenas.


Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 30, 2009 at 9:47 am

Great job to all the kids in the Harvest Park orchestra, chorus, and jazz band. They did an excellent job representing Pleasanton. Thank you Paul Perazzo and Ann Hartwick.


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