Boston, MA - May 13, 2014 - The William Floyd High School Music Department’s Concert Choir, Wind Symphony, Symphonic Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble took home a number of top honors at the Music in the Parks competition recently held at Six Flags New England in Agawam, Massachusetts.
Approximately 160 William Floyd High School 11th- and 12th-graders competed against students from 12 other northeast region school districts and took home a number of awards, including: Concert Choir (1st Place), Best Overall Choir, Superior rating; Symphonic Orchestra (1st place), Best Overall Orchestra, Excellent rating; Chamber Orchestra (1st place), Excellent rating; Wind Symphony (1st place), Excellent rating; and the Jazz Ensemble (2nd place), Good rating.
During their two-day visit, students also had the opportunity to take an educational tour of Boston and explore some of the most famous historical sites in American history along the Freedom Trail – the Paul Revere House and statue, the Old North Church, the USS Constitution, Copp’s Hill Burying Ground and Faneuil Hall. Students also had the opportunity to visit the Boston Museum of Science, OmniMax Theater and the world-famous Quincy Market.
“William Floyd music students regularly outperform their competition at these regional competitions,” said Gordon Brosdal, Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Instruction and Administration and the Director of Fine Arts and Music for the William Floyd School District. “They are a credit to their teachers and continue to be a great source of pride to our district.”
Congratulations to all the students and their music teachers Michael Cordaro (band), Barbara D’Orio (chorus) and Christopher Shaughnessy (orchestra).
Pictured are the William Floyd students and teachers outside of the historic Quincy Market in Boston, Massachusetts.