Darien’s Chayce Marshall, nine, placed second in the youth division of the Mid-Maryland Guitar Festival competition in Rockville, Maryland on March 25. Chayce was one of five guitarists from Dave Veslocki's Connecticut Suzuki Guitar Academy who traveled to compete. The festival drew adults and students from Baltimore and Washington D.C. to participate in workshops, master classes and performances. In addition to competing, the Connecticut guitarists were also chosen to perform as an ensemble and as part of a 30-person guitar orchestra conducted by renowned conductors

The group is next expected to play a sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall on April 10 .