Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

WEST HARTFORD – Three Northwest Catholic student-musicians will perform as members of the Connecticut Music Educators Association’s All-State ensembles in April.

Justin Drisdelle, ’15, of Rocky Hill (trumpet) will perform in the jazz band; Katharine Jessen, ’17, center, of Winsted (clarinet) will perform in the concert band; and Sarah Jessen, ’17, of Winsted (trumpet) will perform in the orchestra.

Director of instrumental music Daniel Luddy, ’03, is excited about the students’ achievements. “This is the first time that North-west Catholic has sent students to each of the three all-state instru-mental groups,” he said. “I’m very proud of these musicians; it takes countless hours of practice to play at such an advanced level.”

The CMEA All-State Festival will take place at 3 p.m. April 5 at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford.