The Middle School Chorus, String Orchestra, Concert Band and Jazz Band all participated in the annual Adjudication Trip to Hershey on Friday, May 4th. Chaperones arrived at 7 East at 5:15 AM and students arrived shortly after. By 5:50 AM, all students and instruments were on three motorcoaches and on their way.
The “Trills and Thrills” adjudication performances took place at Cedar Cliff High School in Camp Hill, PA. Two judges for each performing group provided feedback and numerical scores, which is used to let the directors and students know what sounded good and what can be done to improve their performances in the future. Directed by Mrs. Patrice Kidd, the Middle School Chorus received an excellent rating; director Dr. Rich Fanning and his Concert Band and Jazz Band received excellent ratings as well; director Ms. Chase Morrison and her String Orchestra received the highest award, a superior.
After the performances, the students and chaperones returned to the buses and headed to Hersheypark for a full-day of fun! After a couple years of weather challenges, everyone enjoyed warm weather (85 degrees) and only a few drops of rain.
The students did great work at the adjudication and represented Moravian Academy well at the adjudication site and at the park. The directors and chaperones enjoyed the success of the student musicians at the adjudication, enjoyed seeing the students enjoy themselves at the park, and even enjoyed a few rides themselves.
The buses returned to the Middle School at 7:30 PM. It was a great day and a great way to celebrate the music we have made together this year.