With near-perfect performances, Babylon High School student-musicians captured top awards during this year’s World Strides Heritage Performance Music Festival in Williamsburg, Virginia.
The high school’s symphonic winds and jazz band each earned a gold rating on their performance along with two group trophies. They received the Festival Sweepstakes Instrumental Trophy, which is presented to the school represented by the two instrumental groups that accumulated the highest number of points. Babylon also earned the Festival Spirit Award, which is presented to the group that best represented their school and community by demonstrating cooperation and enthusiastic support of all festival activities.
In addition to the group awards, Tyler Gumpel, guitarist in the Jazz Band, received a Maestro award. This award is given to individuals who display extraordinary musical ability and sensitivity.