Two Wilton High School students, senior Chase Smith and sophomore Griffin King, performed at the 2014 Connecticut Music Educators Association (CMEA) All-State Music Festival earlier this month.

Smith and King (pictured above with with Betsey De Groff, choir director at WHS) were members of the All-State Choir. The students rehearsed for two full days in Cromwell, CT with the best student musicians from across the state in orchestra, band, jazz band and choir, before concluding with a concert at the Bushnell Theatre in Hartford, CT on April 4.

To be considered for acceptance into this festival, these students auditioned for and performed in the CT Western Region festival held in January. After this festival, a second round of auditions was held in February for the purpose of selecting the top singers from the four regions across the state.

The students rehearsed and performed with top conductors from around the United States. The chorus was conducted by Dr. Brad Holmes of Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois.  The festival is an annual event for Connecticut high school music students hosted by the Connecticut Music Educators Association.