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Hauppauge High School congratulates the 127 band, chorus and orchestra students for their outstanding performances at the Festivals of Music Competition, which was held April 4-5, 2014, in Williamsburg, Virginia.

          ●The Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Chamber Choir, Chamber Orchestra and Select Strings won First Place.

●The Chamber Choir won Best Overall Chorus, scoring higher than 12 other vocal ensembles.

●The Chamber Orchestra received Best Overall Orchestra, scoring higher than nine other instrumental ensembles.

●The Jazz Band and Wind Ensembles received Second Place trophies in their respective categories, receiving ratings of excellent and superior.

          ●Elise Zhao won Outstanding Accompanist for her exemplary performance accompanying Hauppauge’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble.


Each ensemble performed a warm-up piece and two pieces for three judges who are musical experts in band, orchestra and chorus. The performances are graded on a 50 point rubric that includes intonation, tone quality, rhythmic precision, clarity, note accuracy, etc.


The Williamsburg Festivals of Music hosted schools from five different states, including: New York, New Jersey, Tennessee, Virginia and Maryland. A total of 12 Vocal Ensembles and 15 Instrumental Ensembles performed at the Festival.

Steven Tringali April 16, 2014 at 08:32 AM
Congratulations to all of you. It is nice to see that the strong Hauppauge music tradition is still alive! I am a class of 79 graduate and music department award winner. Again, congratulations!


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