The Middlesex Middle School band, jazz ensemble and chorus students were chosen to participate in the 2014 Connecticut Western Region Music Festival in March.

Representing Darien from the concert band were Celia Mundt, flute; Evan Tong and Jacob Won, clarinet; Luke Uhlman, trumpet; and Austin Won, percussion. From chorus, tenor Brendan Ross and alto Isabel Larino.

The students were chosen to perform in the festival based on their competitive audition scores. They earned the privilege of performing in honors ensembles with some of the best middle school musicians in western Connecticut conducted by renowned conductors and educators.

The festival is sponsored by the Connecticut Music Educators Association and took place at Western Connecticut State University.