Thirty-seven Darien High School students have been accepted to perform in the 2015 CT Western Region Music Festival
The Darien Public Schools Music Department is proud to announce that 37 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 Trumbull High School on January 16-17 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. Richard Sadlon, the Director of Music in Darien states that, “These students have consistently worked and studied over several years to been chosen as among the finest high school musicians in Western Connecticut. This is the largest number of students that we have ever sent to this honors festival in the entire history of Darien High School and we are all extremely proud of their musical accomplishments and involvement in this festival. Darien will be represented quite well.”
The students representing Darien High at the 2015 Connecticut Western Region Honors Music Festival are: From Band: Eve Phelps, Theresa Du, Lane Blummer, Clare Phelps, Rebecca DeMaio, Zac Pear, Anna Moorhead, Drake Corrigan, Ben Hayes and Sonia Gandhi. From the Orchestra: Alison Lui, Monet Takeda, Wen Yan Toh, Taylor Lindsey, Amanda Lee, Sara Baldwin. From the Chorus: Avery Brook, Cristina Noujaim, Daniel Traver, Melanie Turner, Carson Stewart, Sofie Sheldon, Caroline Lui, Caroline Lacy, Sofia Imbimbo, Matthew Hayes, Florian Eenkeme van Dijk, and Elizabeth Domittner. Jazz Ensemble: Julia Evans, Mitch Losito, Amanda Sload, Dominick Wood, Drake Corrigan, Andrew Trautmann and Grant Morro.
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 of the students and their teachers, Mr. Christopher Andrade, chorus, Mr. Jonathan Grauer, band and Ms. Jane Minnis, Orchestra. The regional honors ensemble concerts will take place at the Trumbull High School auditorium on Saturday, January 17 and are scheduled as follows: Jazz Ensemble and Chorus will be at 3:30 p.m. and the Band and Orchestra concerts will be presented at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 in advance from students and are $15.00 at the door. (The snow date for the festival is January 23-24.)