Andover’s Oliver Andrews Performs at All-State Music Festival

KRHS sophomore qualified sixth in state

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KRHS sophomore Oliver Andrews of Andover performed as part of the New Hampshire All-State Orchestra at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord on April 9. Photo: Kearsarge Regional School District

Violinist Oliver Andrews of Andover, a Kearsarge Regional High School (KRHS) sophomore, was selected to perform at the New Hampshire All-State Music Festival. Oliver auditioned for the Festival in November and qualified for the All-State Orchestra, scoring sixth in the state. The Orchestra performed at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord on April 9 during Festival Weekend.

This is the second year in a row that Oliver has qualified for the Festival.

Oliver began studying the violin when he was three years old. He is immersed in the arts, both within KRHS and the region. He regularly performs in music competitions and in plays and was KRHS Poetry Out Loud champion in 2021.

At age 12, he performed in a string ensemble from the Upper Valley Music Center that played at the inauguration of Governor Chris Sununu.

The Festival is organized by the New Hampshire Music Educators Association, a state association of the National Association for Music Education. NHMEA promotes the development of music educators and the advancement of all forms of music creation, performance, and literacy.

“The All-State Music Festival showcases the best high school musicians in New Hampshire, and performing in it as a freshman and sophomore is a special accomplishment,” Kearsarge Regional School District Superintendent Winfried Feneberg said. “Congratulations to Oliver and to all in our Music Department who have worked so hard to support our students in the performing arts.”