Darien High School’s 2017 CT Western Region participants.
The Darien Public Schools Music Department is proud to announce that 26 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 Staples High School in Westport on January 13-14 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, “The students chosen for participation in the CT Western Region Music Festival have consistently worked and studied over several years to develop their musical skills and have been selected as among the finest high school musicians in Western Connecticut. We are all extremely proud of their musical accomplishments.”
The students representing Darien High at the 2017 Connecticut Western Region Honors Music Festival are: Band: Jack Armstrong, Tianhia Du, Julia Ford, Audrey Hagan, Katie Huffert, Valerie Le, Cheyenne Li, Celia Mundt, Clare Phelps, Andrew Stueber, Evan Tong, Alex Wang and Jacob Won. Orchestra: Sara Baldwin, Elizabeth Garijo-Garde, Emily Grandon, Caroline Lacy, Catherine O’Connor, and Wen Yan Toh. Chorus: Avery Brook, Henry Domenici, Isabelle Hole, Juliette Kiernan, Isabel Larino, Caroline Lui and Evelyn Sload.
All of the students who participated in the Connecticut Western Region Festival will be 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 Staples High School auditorium on Saturday, January 14. Tickets are $10.00 in advance from students and are $15.00 at the door.