Maddie Gaudet, President
Maddie is a senior and has been a part of the choir program since her freshman year. She is currently in Chamber Singers. She is co-leader of the student-run a cappella group Scalestorm. Maddie also helps assistant music direct the fall musicals at the high school and the spring musicals at one of Natick's middle schools. When she isn't at rehearsal for any of these various choral/theater activities, she is usually still singing, dreaming about teaching a choir, or petting her cat.
Delaney Jones, Vice President
Delaney is a junior and is a part of Chamber Singers. She takes part in musical theatre and is also co-president of the a cappella group 7's Not Enough. Delaney loves spending every minute of her free time in either the choir room or the Auditorium.
Kristen Kelly, Secretary
Kristen is a senior and has been a part of choir since her freshman year. She is currently in Chamber Singers. Before coming to Natick High, she participated in various musicals and choirs, including Junior Districts for 2 years. Outside of choir, Kristen enjoys spending time with her friends and family, playing her instruments, traveling to new places, eating bagels, and looking at memes.
Lola Basiliere, Treasurer
Lola is a junior and has been part of NHS choir since her freshman year. She is currently in West Street Singers. Before coming to Natick High, she was involved in various choral groups since the fourth grade. Outside of choir, Lola is a member of the mock trial team, stage crew, and is the Head Sound Designer for the Natick High Theatre department. In addition to making music, Lola enjoys playing piano, dancing, writing, hiking, and drinking coffee.
Alexeya O'Brien, Social Media Coordinator
Alexeya is a senior and could not be more excited to be part of an amazing team of choir leaders this year. She has been a part of the choir program since her freshman year and is currently a member of Chamber Singers. Additionally, she is the co-president of Scalestorm and a member of the Natick High School drama company and student-led intersectional feminism club. Alexeya looks forward to an exciting year of challenging music, incredible people, and lots of time spent in the choir room.
Choir Managers 2018-2019
Concert Choir: Ashley Hales & Ben Bradley
Advanced Concert Choir: Jack Dimento
Mens Choir: Brendan O'Loughlin
Chamber Singers: Nicole Massa
Sarah Bogan, Librarian
Sarah is a senior and has been a part of the choir program since her freshman year. She is now a member of West Street Singers. Outside of choir, Sarah is a track athlete, dedicated Girl Scout, and a skilled wood-burner. She is well-known in the choir program for her dedication to the music library and can often be found organizing in the choir room after school.
NHS A Cappella Leadership
Scalestorm Co-Directors: Maddie Gaudet and Alexeya O'Brien
7s Not Enough Co-Directors: Delaney Jones and Rayna Carner
Originally from South Windsor, Connecticut, Ms. Kate Burns is the Choir Director at Natick High School. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Wagner College and a Master of Music in Music Education from Boston University. She has taught in public and independent schools in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Illinois, and California. A sought-after musical director and arranger of theater, a cappella, and show choir music, her works have been performed at international competitions and national conventions. Kate's a cappella arrangements of many beloved Star Wars themes will be featured as the score to the upcoming docu-series "Looking for Leia." Kate was a clinician and presenter at the Los Angeles A Cappella Festival in 2016 and 2017, Boston Sings A Cappella Festival in 2018, and a clinic judge at the Hoosier Classic Show Choir Festival in Indianapolis in 2017 & 2018. She is an active musical theater director and has worked with Middlesex School Summer Arts and Seacoast Repertory Theater in Portsmouth. An avid performer, favorite roles include Mary Jane Kelly (Jack the Ripper), Elaine Navazio (Last of the Red Hot Lovers), Mrs. Paroo (The Music Man), Rizzo (Grease), and The Mother Abbess (The Sound of Music). Kate leads four choirs, Concert Band, and two a cappella groups at NHS. She also co-coaches the Varsity Dance Team and acts as a 9th grade Mentorship teacher.