Thursday, July 26, 2018

Darien Advanced Summer Strings Perform for Community Events

Members of the Darien Advanced Summer Strings performed at 5 different community events during their 6 week string program. The students performed at the Darien Library, Sidewalk Sales, the Grove Street Plaza and twice at the Farmer’s Market. The director of the Darien Summer Strings program is Jane Minnis. 

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Summer Jazz Workshop Students Perform at the Atria

Students participating in the Darien Summer Jazz Workshop performed their music for a very appreciative audience at the Darien Atria Senior Living facility on Thursday, July 12th. 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Middlesex Middle School Jazz Ensemble Performs for Ox Ridge Students!

The Middlesex Middle School Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Mr. James Carter, shared their music with students and staff members at Ox Ridge Elementary School on Tuesday, June 12th.  

Monday, June 11, 2018

DHS Concert Choir and Tudor Singers Impress at Great East Music Festival!



Members of the Darien High School Concert Choir and Tudor Singers pose with their award plaques from the Great East Adjudicated Music Festival held in Springfield, Massachusetts on May 19.  The Concert Choir was awarded a Gold rating, and the Tudor Singers earned a Platinum rating (the highest designation given). Both ensembles are under the direction of Christopher Andrade.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Middlesex Jazz Ensemble Performs at Darien Senior Center




The Darien Senior Center was in for a treat on Thursday May 31st when Jim Carter (MMS Jazz Ensemble Director) brought the Middlesex Middle School Jazz Band to entertain with a lunch time concert.  The band launched into a jazz classic by Bud Green called “Sentimental Journey” featuring Cosmo Amatruda (Grade 8) on trumpet before moving on to other pieces such as “Mas Que Nada” by Jorge Ben, featuring Jake Dansker (Grade 8) on alto sax.  They rounded off the morning with a rousing number by Stevie Wonder, “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing”, with Jack McDermott (Grade 8) on trumpet and Austin Ennor (Grade 7) on tenor sax.  After the concert, the Darien students joined their enthusiastic jazz fan Senior Center audience for lunch and good conversation.



Pictured:


Bottom row L-R:  Paige Domenici, Katie Keating, Ryan Hoffman, Amelia Del Bene, Cillian Hallinan
Row 2  L-R:  Will Hopper, Bohdan Czebiniak, Nick Huffman, Teddy Peters, Dylan DeRiso, Charlotte Krueger
Row 3 L-R:  Luke Riordan (trumpet), Oliver West, Will Abbott, Austin Ennor, Khrystos Yika,
Row 4 L-R:  Cosmo Amatruda, Jake Dansker, Jack McDermott, Mr. Jim Carter (director), Drew Passaretti


Darien Advanced Summer Strings Perform for Community Events

Members of the Darien Advanced Summer Strings performed at 5 different community events during their 6 week string program. The students ...