Middlesex Students Perform in Western Region Middle School Festival
The Music Department of the Darien Public Schools is proud to announce that Band, Jazz Ensemble and Chorus students from Middlesex Middle School were chosen to participate in the 2014 Connecticut Western Region Music Festival. The students were chosen to perform in the festival based on their competitive audition scores and they earned the privilege of performing in honors ensembles with some of the best middle school musicians in Western Connecticut conducted by renowned conductors and educators. The festival is sponsored by the Connecticut Music Educators Association and took place at Western Connecticut State University on March 14-15. The following students represented Darien at this year’s festival:
Concert Band: Celia Mundt, flute, Evan Tong, clarinet, Luke Uhlman – trumpet, Austin Won, percussion, Jacob Won, clarinet
Chorus: Brendan Ross, tenor and Isabel Larino, alto
Darien High School 2014 All-State Musicians
Ten outstanding musicians from Darien High School were chosen through a highly competitive state-wide audition process to perform at the Connecticut Music Educators Association All-State Music Festival. The rehearsals for the festival will be taking place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cromwell, CT and the concerts will take place at Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford on April 3-5. The Connecticut All-State Concert will serve as the opening performance for the 2013 National Association for Music Education Eastern Division Conference. The Darien students had the privilege of working in ensembles with Connecticut’s most accomplished high school musicians conducted by nationally renowned conductors and educators and the weekend culminated with a concert performance at the Bushnell Auditorium in Hartford. Richard Sadlon, the Director of Music in Darien states that, “These students have consistently worked and studied their music over the years in order to been chosen as among the finest high school musicians in Connecticut. We are all extremely proud of their accomplishments and they are to be commended and recognized for doing such a fine job of representing Darien High School and our entire town at this prestigious event.”
The Darien All-State Music students are: Sonya Gandhi, mallets, Catherine Lacy, flute, Alison Lui, viola, Monet Takeda, violin, Matt Hayes, bass, Diana Jackson, alto, Mitchell Losito, tenor, Carson Stewart, tenor, Peter Traver, bass, and Melanie Turner, soprano.
Congratulations to all of our outstanding student musicians!!