High Honors at Festivals of Music Competition

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Bayport-Blue Point High School student-musicians gathered multiple awards and recognitions during their recent trip to Washington, D.C. for the 2017 Festivals of Music Competition.

The district is happy to announce that the symphonic band, jazz band, symphony orchestra and string orchestra earned first in their respective categories. The concert band and chamber choir earned second-place standings within their categories.

Additionally, the symphony orchestra was awarded the Overall Orchestra Award, and the symphonic band was awarded the Overall Band Award.
In addition to the group awards, student-musicians Alisa Barsch, Josh Lurie and James Herlihy were also individually recognized based on their outstanding solo performances. Alisa received the vocalist award, Josh the outstanding jazz soloist award and James the outstanding jazz soloist award.

“This weekend the Bayport-Blue Point High School Music Department had a wonderful and successful trip to Washington, D.C.,” said Bayport-Blue Point High School music teacher David Johnson. “We are very proud of the students and the way they handled themselves throughout the course of the weekend.”