Board of Education Honors High School Musicians

Dozens of Babylon high school student musicians were recognized and presented with certificates by the Babylon Board of Education at its public meeting on May 7 in Babylon High School's Rowe Hall.
The students were honored for their award-winning performances last month at the WorldStrides Heritage Music Festival in Williamsburg, Virginia. Babylon's string ensemble, symphonic winds and jazz ensemble each took home gold medals, and the bands "Sweet Adelines" and "The Express" ranked high with silver medal finishes.  
Matt McLean, Babylon student and "The Express" singer, along with jazz band guitarist Tyler McGarvey, also earned top honors. 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.