Raising Their Voices

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The student-musicians of Connetquot High School’s Concert Choir continue to make vast strides in the musical world and most recently earned several state honors. 

Based on their talents, the student-musicians were selected as the only high school ensemble to perform a featured concert at the New York State School Music Association’s Winter Conference in Rochester in December. Additionally, the choir was asked to sing at the American Choral Directors Association’s Conference in March 2020. 

In order to be selected for these high honors, the Concert Choir was chosen by a blind panel of experts based on recordings of the ensemble from the last three school years. According to Concert Choir Director Brad Drinkwater, being selected to perform at the NYSSMA winter conference is the highest honor a school band, orchestra, or chorus can receive in New York State.

 “I am so proud that the Concert Choir was chosen for these opportunities to represent our school and share our music with a wider audience,” said Mr. Drinkwater. 

“It is a testament to the quality of instruction these students have received from my outstanding colleagues starting in kindergarten in the Connetquot School District and proof of what our community already knew – that our children are doing extraordinary things as part of our school music program.”