Friday, May 18, 2018

MMS Jazz Performs at WCSU Jazz Festival

The MMS Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Mr. James Carter, performed at WCSU Jazz Festival on Tuesday, May 15. The students performed for clinicians, attended workshops specific to each of their instruments and were able to hear professional jazz musicians as well as jazz bands from other districts.

The 2018 MMS Jazz Ensemble paused for a picture after their performance and workshop at the the Western Connecticut State University Jazz Festival. 

MMS Tenor saxophonist, Will Abbott, performs his rendition of the Carlos Santana composition Europa.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

MMS Students Perform at Fairfield County Strings Festival






On Saturday, April 28th twelve students from the Middlesex Middle School Orchestras performed at the Fairfield County Strings Festival at Trumbull High School. The students prepared and performed challenging literature and were selected through an audition process in which chose 240 students to participate from throughout Fariefield County. 

Pictured above: Ellie Gaaserud, Conan Thibodeau, Chi-an Daugavietis
Students not pictured: Kaitlyn Murray, Helen Zhou, Daphne Konstantinis, Evan O'Rourke, Maggie Russell, Sydney Du, Michael Dong, Moera Kamimura, and Andy Lin

Monday, April 30, 2018

Darien Students Perform in CT Elementary Honors Choir



Four Royle fifth graders were selected to participate in the 2018 Elementary Honors Choir at the CMEA Conference at the CT Convention Center in Hartford on April 20. The students performed a variety of songs including some from Kenya. This all-day choral event was directed by guest conductor Craig B. Knapp and accompanied by Royle's Kathleen Theisen on piano.

Front from left: Cassidy Muscato, Reagan Little, Chloe Procopion, Courtney Haire
Back from left: Craig Knapp, Kathleen Theisen

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Darien High School 2018 All-State Musicians


Darien High School 2018 All-State Musicians

Seven outstanding musicians from Darien High School were chosen through a highly competitive state-wide audition process and participated in the Connecticut Music Educators Association 2018 All-State Music Festival. The rehearsals and the concerts for the festival took place at Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT on April 19-21 in conjunction with the state-wide CMEA conference.  The Darien students had the privilege of working in musical ensembles with Connecticut’s most accomplished high school musicians conducted by nationally renowned conductors and educators.   Richard Sadlon, the Director of Music in Darien states that, “These students are among the finest school musicians in our state and we are all extremely proud of their accomplishments and for representing Darien High School and our entire town so well at this prestigious state-wide event.”

Pictured, left to right: Elizabeth Garijo-Garde, Caroline Orphanos, Caroline Lui, Caeleigh O’Connor, Henry Domenici, Sara Baldwin. Not pictured: Isabelle Hole

Monday, April 23, 2018

Darien Public Schools Announce Spring Concert Schedule


The Music Department of the Darien Public Schools is pleased to announce their Spring Concert calendar. All of the Spring Concerts will take place at the Darien High School Auditorium, 80 High School Lane.  There is no charge for admission and the public is welcomed.  If you have any questions or need additional information, you can contact the district Music Office at: 203-655-3981 ext: 2250 or access the Music Department Blog at: www.darienps.org/music


April 30
DHS Spring Orchestra Concert at DHS
7:30 P.M.
May 2
DHS Spring Choral Concert at DHS
7:00 P.M.
May 3
DHS Spring Band & Jazz Ensemble Concert at DHS
7:00 P.M.
May 7
MMS Spring Choral Concerts at DHS
Grade 6-7&Viva Voce 6:30pm/Gr.8,Camerata 8:00p.m. 
6:30 P.M.
8:00 P.M.
May 9
MMS Spring Orchestras Concert at DHS
7:00 P.M.
May 10
MMS  Spring Bands Concert at DHS
7:00 P.M.
May 14
Hindley Spring Concert at DHS
7:00 P.M.
May 15
Royle Spring Concert at DHS
7:00 P.M.
May 16
Tokeneke Spring Concert at DHS
7:00 P.M.
May 17
Ox Ridge Spring Concert at DHS
7:00 P.M.
May 21
Holmes Spring Concert at DHS
7:00 P.M.
May 31
DHS Small Ensemble Concert at DHS
7:00 P.M.




MMS Jazz Performs at WCSU Jazz Festival

The MMS Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Mr. James Carter, performed at WCSU Jazz Festival on Tuesday, May 15. The students performed f...