East Hampton Singers Win Top Honors

Reghan Anderson, left, and Wells Woolcott, East Hampton High School ninth graders, posed with Melanie Freyre, a choral teacher, during their trip to Minneapolis to sing with the 2017 Honor Choir. Troy Grindle photos

Four East Hampton music students were selected out of 5,000 applicants nationwide to participate earlier this month in the 2017 Honor Choir, selected by the National American Choral Directors Association.

Ava Arcoleo and Sierra Brown, sixth-grade singers from the East Hampton Middle School and two ninth-graders, Reghan Anderson and Wells Woolcott, spent five days in Minneapolis rehearsing with world-renowned choral conductors and the best student singers from around the country. The event culminated with two Honor Choir concerts on March 11 performed for an audience of over five thousand.

"There were only a total of 30 singers chosen from New York State, so to have four of them from East Hampton is an incredible honor," said Troy Grindle, the East Hampton School District's music department coordinator and high school orchestra director.

Ava Arcoleo and Sierra Brown, sixth-grade singers from East Hampton Middle School, spent five days in Minneapolis, MN, rehearsing with world-renowned choral conductors.
The A.C.D.A. Honors Choir performed for an audience of over 5,000.