Babylon Students Shine at Heritage Music Festival

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Several instrumental and vocal ensembles from Babylon High School were awarded for their dazzling performances at the WorldStrides Heritage Music Festival on Apr. 20 in Williamsburg, Virginia.
    
Babylon's String Ensemble, Symphonic Winds and Jazz Ensemble each took home gold medals, and the "Sweet Adelines" and "Express" bands also ranked high with silver medal finishes.  
    
Matt McLean, Babylon student and singer of "The Express," along with Jazz band guitarist Tyler McGarvey, also earned top honors, as both students went home with Maestro Awards - which were given to just a select number of high-ranking individual performers at the festival.  Babylon's Symphonic Winds were also recognized as "Best Overall Band" at the event.  "I'm so proud of these excellent student musicians," said Angela Turk, Babylon High School's Director of Fine Arts.  "They did a wonderful job of showcasing Babylon's fantastic music program to a national audience."