Several musical ensembles from Darien's Middlesex Middle School and the elementary schools took home several first-place awards from the annual Music in the Parks Adjudication Festival May 31 in Bristol.
The students performed for judges who were university music professors, and received ratings and comments. After the morning performances, the students enjoyed an afternoon at Lake Compounce.
The Elementary Honors Chorus: First place, superior rating and second-highest chorus at the festival.
The Elementary Honors Band: First place, excellent rating.
The Elementary Honors Orchestra: First place, excellent rating.
Seventh/Eighth Grade Orchestra: First place, excellent rating.
Middlesex Middle School Honors Band: First place, excellent rating.
Camerata Singers: Second place, excellent rating.