The four performing groups from Hampton Bays Middle School that entered the Music in the Parks competition held in Pennsylvania’s Hershey Park in May have all earned first-place awards.

The winning groups included the school’s seventh- and eighth-grade band, chorus, jazz band and Harmonizers. In addition, the seventh- and eighth-grade band was awarded a Best Overall Middle School Band trophy, and eighth-grader Samantha Coulton took home an award for Best Overall Vocalist for her solo during a performance with the Harmonizers. Each student group performed three songs while competing against nine schools from across the country. 

This is not the first time that Hampton Bays musicians have earned awards at a Music in the Parks event. Last year, the Harmonizers won a first-place award and the jazz band earned a second-place trophy. This is the first year, however, that all of the school’s performing groups took home first-place trophies.