Students Perform at Annual Music Festival

After being admitted to the Massachusetts Central District ensembles in late fall and having attended a series of lengthy rehearsals in mid-January, juniors Ray Duan and Margaret Riley had the honor of performing at Mechanics Hall in Worcester, Mass., on January 19. The duo was joined by several Cushing students and faculty members who traveled in the fan van to support their fellow Penguins on performance day.
Margaret performed under the direction of Dr. Jamie Spillane of the University of Connecticut in the Central District Honors Chorus. She was also selected as a soloist in a performance of W. A. Mozart's Veni Sancte Spiritus.
Ray performed under the direction of Alfred W. Dentino, a long-time director of the Concord-Carlisle Regional High School band, now retired. The band performed a program that included music by Japanese composers given the director's exposure to that country and its music.
A reminder as we look ahead: David Kwon '19 (who was in both MA Central District and All-State Choruses last year) was admitted this fall to the All-Eastern Chorus, which includes students from across the northeast. He will be rehearsing and performing with that Chorus in Pittsburgh, Penn., April 4-7, 2019. This will be Cushing’s first represented at the regional level!
Congratulations to our talented performing artists, their many supporters, and for spreading Penguin Pride!

Cushing Academy

39 School Street
Ashburnham, Massachusetts 01430

Cushing Academy

Cushing Academy exists for students and develops curious, creative, and confident learners and leaders. Founded in 1865, Cushing is a co-ed, college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 and PG. Our students, who come from over 30 states and 30 countries, excel in our outstanding academic, art, and athletic offerings. We welcome you to visit our community and beautiful 162-acre campus in Ashburnham, Mass., just one hour from Boston, to experience all that Cushing has to offer.