Twenty-eight outstanding musicians from Darien High School have been chosen through a highly competitive audition process to perform at the Connecticut Music Educators Association Western Region Music Festival.
The honors music festival will take place at Darien High School on January 18-19 where the students will have the privilege of working in Band, Orchestra, Chorus, and Jazz ensembles with some of Connecticut’s most accomplished high school musicians conducted by nationally renowned conductors and educators.
“These students have consistently worked and studied over several years to been chosen as among the finest high school musicians in Western Connecticut and we are all extremely proud of their musical accomplishments.,” said Richard Sadlon, the director of music in Darien schools.
The students representing Darien High at the 2013 Connecticut Western Region Honors Music Festival are:
- From Band: Catherine Lacy, Kyle Blummer, Grace Brandon, Julia Evans, Amanda Sload, Sandya Avula, Danika Hornick, Sonia Gandhi and William Trautmann. From the Orchestra: Matt Evans, Nicole Gagne, Ryo Usami, Anna Leunis, Monet Takeda, Alison Lui, and Chloe Zhou.
- From the Chorus: Laura Anglade, Patrick Collins, Drake Corrigan, Matthew Hayes, Reed Morgan, Cristina Noujaim, Douglas Phipps, Lily Saffa, Peter Traver, Melanie Turner and Jackie Winsch. Jazz Ensemble: Channing Pear.
All of the students who participated in the Connecticut Western Region Festival will eligible to audition for the Connecticut All-State Festival. Congratulations to all!
The regional honors ensemble concerts will take place at the Darien High School auditorium on Saturday, January 19 and are scheduled as follows: Jazz Ensemble and Chorus Concert will be at 3:30 p.m. and the Band and Orchestra concerts will be presented at 6:00 p.m.
Tickets are $10 in advance and are $15 at the door.