Unparalleled Musical Talent

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The Babylon Junior-Senior High School’s Music Department recently returned from their four-day trip to Williamsburg, Virginia where they successfully performed in the World Strides Music Festival. A total of 144 students attended and represented the Senior High Chorus, Symphonic Winds, Senior High Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble and Senior High Band. 

All of the attending groups received a rating of Silver, and the Concert Band, which was a combined group consisting of the Symphonic Winds and Senior High Band, who won first place in their respective category.  

In addition, student-musician Sydney Altbacker received a Maestro Award, which is given out by the adjudicators to students “who display extraordinary musical ability and sensitivity.” To cap off the awards ceremony, Sydney also won the Ovation Award, the most prestigious student award given out at the festival. It is given to a student whose contribution to their music program transcends the making of music; as the student represents that spirit of determination, inspiration and service to others that exists in all.

“Mr. Kroll, Mr. Leech, Ms. Tomei and myself are so proud of all of the students and their accomplishments,” said Director of Fine Arts and Music Angela Turk.