From the Montville High School Music Department:
The Montville High School Music Department is proud to announce that Helena Sun (Band) and Jeffrey Cregeur (Choir) have been accepted to the 2013 Connecticut Music Educators Association (CMEA) All-State Music Festival.
The students will spend two full days in rehearsals in Cromwell before concluding with a concert featuring all ensembles held at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, April 4 at 7 p.m.
To be considered for acceptance into this festival, students had to audition for and perform in the eastern region festival held in January at UConn. After this festival, a second round of auditions was held on February 2 at North Haven High School for the purpose of selecting the top musicians from the four regions in Connecticut. Students who are accepted into the All-State festival have consistently demonstrated a high degree of musicianship and technical facility.
The students will rehearse and perform with top conductors from around the United States as they prepare advanced repertoire and develop ensemble skills. World-renowned composer, Dr. Jack Stamp, will conduct the band and Dr. Patrick Walders of San Diego State University will conduct the choir.
This festival is an annual event for the high school music students of Connecticut under the auspices of the Connecticut Music Educators Association. Tickets may be purchased at the door.