Riverhead music students earn ‘superior rating’ at competition

COURTESY PHOTO | (Left to right) Chelsea Chizever, Hannah Keiffert, Shawn Klopfer, Amanda Gallo, and John Rios) with the trophies won at "Music in the Parks" in Hershey Park, Penn.

Students from the Riverhead High School Chamber Choir, Chamber Orchestra, and Jazz Ensemble took home five awards, including three first place trophies, during a music competition held in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday.

The annual Music in the Parks festival at Hershey Park featured 12 schools competing by performing in front of a panel of judges.

All three music groups won first place, with the Chamber Choir and the Chamber Orchestra earning a “superior” rating from the judges. The Chamber Choir also went on to win the Best Overall High School Choir award in the competition.

Sean Klopfer, a guitarist in the jazz band, also won an award for “outstanding soloist” in the competition.