Honeoye bands earn top honors at music festival

Top honors were recently bestowed on Honeoye Middle School bands for their performances at the Music In The Parks competition at Hershey Park in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

The sixth-grade band received a superior rating and first place in their ensemble category, while the seventh/eighth-grade band earned a superior rating and second place in their ensemble category. The jazz ensemble received an excellent rating and first place in their ensemble category.

“The students did an outstanding job in not only performing at their best, but in representing Honeoye in a positive, respectful manner that all community members can take pride in,” said Band Director Brian Wilkins, who termed the event outstanding.

The Honeoye bands were also presented with a special Esprit de Corps Award, recognizing an organization that displays an exemplary attitude of positive support and outstanding personal behavior throughout the festival weekend, conducted at the park in mid-May.

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