Colchester High School’s musicians did Colchester proud in the Big Apple!
Members of CHS’s band and chorus programs performed in the WorldStrides Heritage Performance’s New York City Music Festival along with bands and choruses from all over the country and Canada on April 26, challenging them to collaborate and perform to their fullest potential in the midst of a rigorous competition.
The members of the CHS concert choir earned a gold medal for their performance, which also earned them an invitation to compete in the Heritage Festival of Gold at Carnegie Hall!
The CHS chamber singers and chorus each earned silver medals. “This truly was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for our choral groups,” said Melissa Towle, CHS’s choral director.
The CHS concert band earned a silver award for its performance, and the CHS jazz band brought home a bronze award. “We couldn’t be more proud of all our students,” said Evan Peltier, CHS band director, of the program’s first-time performance in the festival.
The students also attended a performance of the Broadway musical Newsies and toured Battery Park, the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, and the Lincoln Center. In addition, they joined other high school music groups for a Staten Island boat cruise.
Congratulations and well done, CHS musicians!
Interested in your schools’ final musical performances for the school year?
- On Tuesday, May 20, join Colchester Middle School for its spring band concert beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the CMS gym
- On Thursday, May 22, join CMS for its spring choir concert beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the CMS gym
- On Wednesday, May 28, join CHS for its band and chorus pops concert beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the community theater at CHS
All performances are free and open to the public. Please join us!
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