On Martin Luther King weekend, 19 Ridgefield High School students were accepted (and 17 participated) in The Connecticut Music Educators Association’s (CMEA) Western Region Festival. RHS’s music program sends many performers each year. This year marks the most number of RHS musicians accepted into the festival in the past decade at 19, with 57 students auditioning.
Western Regionals Festival is a program that brings together talented musicians from the Western quadrant of Connecticut to participate in a fun, intense festival that nurtures and enhances both musicianship and music education. “As always, we are so proud of our students’ outstanding efforts and achievements,” said Michael McNamara, orchestra director at Ridgefield High School. “We are blessed to be in a town that supports the arts in education. It’s created a wonderful culture that I am proud to be a part of.”