Dwight Morrow High School Wins Big at Music 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…