The Warwick Valley was proudly represented among the myriad musical ensembles from across the United States and Canada who performed and competed at the “Music in the Parks” festival on Sat., May 18, at Six Flags in Agawam, MA.
The Warwick Valley High School Honors Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble brought home first-place trophies and were also recognized with a superior rating, the highest level any ensemble can achieve. Junior Conor Borthwick received the outstanding jazz soloist award. He plays electric and upright bass.
Participation in “Music in the Parks” competitions provides a year-end assessment by an outside panel and reinforces learned music skills. Throughout the festival’s season, experienced instrumental and vocal teachers evaluate hundreds of ensembles and offer performance-improvement suggestions to participants.