Music Department Competes in Virginia Beach

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The East Rockaway Music Department participated in its annual trip to the Festivals of Music Competition on April 19-22. This year boasted record participation, with 69 students from band, orchestra and chorus attending. The trip included a tour of the University of Delaware’s Music Department and a discussion panel with undergraduate and graduate music students. While in Virginia Beach, Virginia, each ensemble performed for a panel of judges and received a clinic with a guest conductor. The senior band placed first, the senior orchestra placed second and the senior chorus placed third in their respective categories. All ensembles received a rating of excellent from the adjudicators. The students had a wonderful experience and look forward to continuing this annual tradition next year.