Dwight Morrow High School Wins Big at Music Festival

We would like to congratulate our intern Kenta Watanabe and Dwight Morrow High School & Academies for doing so well at the WorldStrides Heritage Musical Festival!

Kenta shares his experience below:

“My school, Dwight Morrow & Academies @ Englewood recently participated in the WorldStrides Heritage Music Festival that took place in Williamsburg, Virginia where members of the String Ensemble, Jazz Band and Select Vocal Ensemble performed.  We  spent so much time preparing to deliver polished performances with the  goal of receiving the  “Superior” title for all three groups.

Our performances took place at two different locations; Vocal Ensemble sang at Kimball Theatre in Colonial Williamsburg while the other two groups performed at Heritage High School in Newport News.  After 15 minutes of performing, each group received comments and advice from one of the judges.

The day after the performances, the award ceremony took place at Busch Gardens, an amusement park in Virginia.  Every performer gathered at the Globe Theater to wait for the ceremony to start.  As a result of our hard work, our Vocal Ensemble received “Silver” (Excellent), and the String Ensemble and Jazz Band received “Gold” (Superior).  I thought this was it but, it wasn’t!  We heard the Master of Ceremonies calling our school for additional awards and trophies.  In the end, we proudly collected 5 trophies, 3 individual awards which were given to only 6 performers in total and a certificate for excellent performance of String Ensemble.  We all couldn’t believe that we  swept most of the awards on our first trial.  It was such an overwhelming and exciting experience in my senior year of high school.”

Congratulations again Kenta and to the Dwight Morrow students for an amazing display of creativity and passion for music!  Keep up the good work…


About Arts Horizons

Arts Horizons is a premier not-for-profit arts-in-education organization that provides live professional performances and artist-in-residence programs to students and professional development for teachers throughout the entire tri-state region. Our commitment is to make music, art, dance, theatre, new media and creative writing an integral part not only of learning, but of life. Through the transformative impact of the arts, we reach young people through many dimensions, breaking down the barriers of language and culture, accelerating personal growth, and stimulating children’s full potential to prepare them for life in the twenty-first century.

Posted on May 14, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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