Earning high awards was music to the Calhoun High School Music Department’s ears as they traveled to the Music in the Parks national competition in Williamsburg, Virginia on April 14.
The Calhoun Wind Ensemble placed first with a Superior rating, “garnering the highest score they ever received at the competition,” said Ed Tumminelli, director of bands.
In the show choir category, Crescendo, placed first with an Excellent rating.
The Concert Choir placed second with an Excellent rating. Tenor Michael DeVito won the Outstanding Vocal Soloist medal.
“All three groups were awarded the coveted Esprit de Corps trophy for the most professional group at the festival,” said Sanford Sardo, director of choral activities.
Before returning to Calhoun, the music department stopped in Washington, D.C., where they toured the city, following which the Concert and Show Choirs gave a 30-minute concert at the United States Navy Memorial Plaza.