During the 2014-15 school year, exceptional music students from across the United States earned a chair or part in their regional and state honors music festivals. And of those most elite high school musicians throughout the country, the “best of the best” were selected for the National Association of Music Education’s 2015 All-National Honors Ensembles.
Darien High School Music students, Caroline Lacy (chorus), Drake Corrigan (chorus) and Dominick Wood (band) were chosen through a rigorous audition and application process, to participate in the National Association for Music Education’s 2015 National Honors Choir. This prestigious event will take place on the world-famous Grand Ole Opry House stage in Nashville, Tennessee, on October 25-28.
Dominick Wood, currently a senior trumpet player at DHS, is a member of the Darien HS Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, was chosen to perform in the All-National Band. Caroline Lacy, junior, and Drake Corrigan, senior, are members of the DHS Tudor Singers and will be members of the All-National Chorus. All three young musicians have been regular participants in the Connecticut Western Region and All-State Honors Ensembles. The National Association for Music Education All-National Honors Ensembles, consisting of a concert band, symphony orchestra, mixed chorus and jazz ensemble will feature the talents of 670 of the most musically talented and skilled high school students in the United States at this outstanding lifetime experience. The students will have the privilege of working with some of the most nationally recognized, prominent conductors.
The All-National Honors Ensembles rehearsals and concerts will take place as part of a National Music Educators conference.
Richard Sadlon, Director of Music for the Darien Public Schools states: “Caroline, Drake and Dominick have been an outstanding student leaders and contributors to our school band and choral programs for several years and their musical accomplishments have been outstanding. Participation in the All-National Ensembles is one of the highest levels of achievement for a high school music student and our entire community is extremely proud of their musical accomplishments. I know that they will represent us well in Nashville.”