Pleasanton Middle School and Harvest Park Middle School knew just the right notes to play to earn overall top awards at the Music in the Parks Festival held at Disneyland on April 24-26.
The PMS Jazz Band won overall top jazz band and 1st place in their division. The school's 8th grade Symphonic Band also won overall top award and 1st place in that division. The 7th grade concert band won first place, with the orchestra winning 1st place and the chorus winning 2nd place in their divisions.
Harvest Park Middle School also won top awards. The jazz band won 3rd place and its orchestra won 3rd place. The chorus won 2nd place.
The Music in the Parks Festival is a national competition that featured over 20 middle school and junior high schools competing in several divisions.
Pleasanton Middle School Music Director Jason Ravina brought 150 students and chaperones to the competition. Harvest Park Middle School Music Director Paul Perazzo and Choir Director Ana Hartwick brought a team of 153 students and chaperones to the competition as well.