The Jazz Ensemble and the Select Chorus both won first place at the Darien Lakes Music Festival recently. In addition, Jazz Ensemble took the Grand Champion Trophy for highest Jazz Ensemble score and Brianna Delaney (Select Chorus), James Bruska (Jazz Ensemble) and Josh Popp (Jazz Ensemble) received Outstanding Soloist Awards.
It’s been a busy spring for students in chorus, band, jazz ensemble and orchestra. Concerts were held on April 30 and May 1. Members of the Select Chorus performed at the beginning of the Onondaga County Legislature meeting on May 6. The Chorus sang America, The Beautiful and The Star-Spangled Banner. Eighth grader Hannah Kang, freshman Sarah Boulous and sophomore Geoffrey Parkes, all members of the Strings Program, played prior to the Francis House Luncheon on Thursday, May 8 held at the Doubletree on Carrier Circle. And, the Jazz Ensemble performed for students during lunch periods on May 13.