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.