Four musical performing groups from Riverhead High School shined at the WorldStrides OnStage New York Heritage Festival in New York City on March 22 and 23.
Held at the Riverside Church, the 83 student-musicians earned accolades for their talents during the performance events. The chamber orchestra procured a Gold Award and an Adjudicators Award; the jazz ensemble received a first-place Silver Award; the wind ensemble scored a first-place Concert Band Gold Award, an Adjudicators Award and an Outstanding Band group award; and the chamber choir merited a Silver Award.
Individual students were also honored for their performances. Chamber orchestra member Sarah Anne Fried and singer Sarah Jordan garnered Maestro Awards, while choral member Lily Kutner was presented with an Ovation Award.
Following the festival, the musicians took in a performance of “Wicked.” They also visited the Top of the Rock and enjoyed a Circle Line dinner cruise with fellow performers.
The Riverhead Central School District congratulates each of these student-musicians on a job well done.