The Wilton High School Music Department and the music boosters sent nearly 300 student choristers and musicians to Virginia this year for the annual Festivals of Music adjudication trip. The group returned to Connecticut with a collection of trophies and high ratings. The Chambers Singers, the Select Orchestra and the Wind Ensemble all received superior ratings and the best overall scores in their respective categories, and Jake Saltzman received an award for Outstanding Jazz Soloist. After the ceremony, the caravan celebrated with a stop at Six Flags America in Bowie, Md. This annual trip was made possible through the support and dedication of the high school music department directors Chip Gawle, John Rhodes, Marty Meade and Betsey deGroff, and the music boosters. The group offered special thanks to Bob Orton, the music trip coordinator, Matt Brush, the head chaperone, and Dottie Jankowski, music booster president. 2013 Awards: \u2022 Concert Choir \u2014 Excellent, First Place; \u2022 Madrigals \u2014 Excellent, First Place; \u2022 Chamber Singers \u2014 Superior, First Place and Best Overall High School Choir; \u2022 The Bottom Line Men\u2019s Chorus \u2014 Superior, First Place; \u2022 Select Orchestra \u2014 Superior, First Place and Best Overall High School Orchestra; \u2022 Symphonic Orchestra \u2014 Superior, First Place; \u2022 Concert Band \u2014 Excellent, First Place; \u2022 Wind Ensemble \u2014 Superior, First Place and Best Overall High School Band; \u2022 Jazz I \u2014 Superior, First Place; \u2022 Jazz II \u2014 Excellent, Fourth Place; \u2022 Jake Saltzman \u2014 Outstanding Jazz Soloist.