COLORADO SPRING, Col. - From April 19 to 22, the Westfield High School Westwinds traveled to Colorado where they completed a concert tour and performed at the Cavalacade of Music in Colorado Springs.
The Cavalacade of music is a large music festival, sponsored by the city of Colorado Springs, for high school and middle school aged choirs, orchestras and bands. Each participating group is given a chance to perform a 30 minute concert program in the El Tomar Great Hall, a concert hall in Colorado Springs, in front of a panel of collegiate and high school level adjudicators.
Participating musicians from Colorado, New Mexico, New York, Arizona, Kansas and Texas competed for honors in a variety of categories. The Westfield High School Westwinds received a " superior" rating, the highest possible, on its performance and also received the Outstanding Performance by a Chamber Choir Award.
Members of the Westfield High School Westwinds pose with trophies won at the Cavalcade of Music, Colorado Springs, Colo. The ensemble garnered a superior rating and Outstanding performance by a Chamber Choir. Pictured from the back are: Chris Cockram; Kenny Wood; Kayla Bentham; Jordan Imm; Cal Vilardo; Andrew Robbins; Markus Jopek; Jamie Vandevelde; Greg Momberger; Colton Myers; Christopher Kelley; Patrick Reardon; accompanist Doug Tramontana; Stephen Vasquez; Caitlin Koerner; Mackenzie Habig; Erin Jones; Haley Goddard; Kirsten Mason; Garrett Grant; Carly Backus; director Kent Knappenberger; Lucy Knappenberger; Zack See; Jade Gelsimino; Kristin Grohol; Maggie LeClair; Sarah Kelly; Chloe Forsell; Victoria Quagliana; Iain Cockram; Alec Freyn; Emily Parker; and Lexie Momberger.
" I couldn't believe it," Conductor Kent Knappenberger said. "These kids never cease to amaze me. I told them that it's one thing to receive recognition from friends and family, but another to be held up against ensembles from varying school sizes from all over the west and southwest. We had a great time and all the kids represented out community in the best way possible."
Trophies from the event are on display at Westfield High School. The Westwinds make its final school concert appearance on May 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Westfield School Auditorium.