On Thursday, March 23rd, 29 students from DeForest Area High School departed on a 16 hour bus ride to New York City where they participated in a three-day choral festival that concluded with a performance at the World renowned Carnegie Hall.
The students along with their chaperones got to experience the sights of the city, in between intense rehearsal sessions. Students were able to take in a Broadway Musical, see the city from the top of the 30 Rockefeller Skyscraper, learn about our nation’s history at The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, as well as walk the streets of New York, and sample local cuisine.
Choral director, Maggie Condon, is sure this is an experience her students will never forget. “It was an amazing trip. The students got to experience so much and they really enjoyed working with the guest conductor and learning more as choral musicians. I am very proud of the hard work they put in to get themselves to this point. As a student musician, to be able to say they performed at Carnegie Hall will be something they carry with them for the rest of their lives. I am even more proud of how they conducted themselves on this trip. They were kind, respectful, and showed immense decorum, maturity, and heart. They really represented the DeForest community with pride.”
To see these students perform some of the selections from the New York trip, as well as put the musical skills they learned to work, make sure to come to their Spring Choral Concert on Monday, May 15th.