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Darien Students To Perform In Regional Music Festival

Darien will have 28 musicians perform in the Connecticut Music Educators Association Western Regional Music Festival on Jan. 19.
Darien will have 28 musicians perform in the Connecticut Music Educators Association Western Regional Music Festival on Jan. 19. Photo Credit: Rick Sadlon

DARIEN, Conn. — Darien High School will be represented by 28 students at the Connecticut Music Educators Association Western Regional Music Festival, which the school will host Jan. 19.

The students were chosen in a competitive audition process. Student musicians will perform in band, orchestra, chorus and jazz ensembles with some of the most accomplished high school musicians in Connecticut and will be conducted by nationally renowned conductors and educators.

“These students have consistently worked and studied over several years to be chosen as among the finest high school musicians in Western Connecticut, and we are all extremely proud of their accomplishments,” said Rick Sadlon, director of music in Darien schools.

The students representing Darien High at the 2013 Connecticut Western Region Honors Music Festival in band are: Catherine Lacy, Kyle Blummer, Grace Brandon, Julia Evans, Amanda Sload, Sandya Avula, Danika Hornick, Sonia Gandhi and William Trautmann; from the orchestra: Matt Evans, Nicole Gagne, Ryo Usami, Anna Leunis, Monet Takeda, Alison Lui and Chloe Zhou; from the chorus: Laura Anglade, Patrick Collins, Drake Corrigan, Matthew Hayes, Reed Morgan, Cristina Noujaim, Douglas Phipps, Lily Saffa, Peter Traver, Melanie Turner and Jackie Winsch; and from the jazz ensemble: Channing Pear.

The concerts will be held in the Darien High School auditorium. The jazz ensemble and chorus concert will be at 3:30 p.m. and the band and orchestra concerts will be at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

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