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Chesapeake Schools Collaborate for ‘Praise with Thanksgiving’ Music Fest

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The annual conference-wide music festival was held from Nov. 2-4 at Highland View Academy.

Highland View Academy (HVA) resonated with melodies and harmonies during Chesapeake Conference’s annual Music Fest from Nov. 2-4.

More than 220 students from seven different schools within the conference – Atholton Adventist Academy (Columbia, Md.), Dover First Christian School (Del.), Frederick Adventist Academy (Md.), Mt. Aetna Adventist School (Hagerstown, Md.), Rocky Knoll School (Martinsburg, W.Va.), Spencerville Adventist Academy (Md.), and HVA – gathered to participate in the three-day musical event under the theme “Praise with Thanksgiving.”

On Thursday and Friday, students immersed themselves in classes and rehearsals spanning a range of musical group ensembles. Their dedication and hard work culminated in a concert held on Sabbath afternoon in the HVA gymnasium, showcasing their musical talents.

David Nino, HVA music director, underscored the significance of the Music Fest event in the Chesapeake Conference academic calendar, highlighting the event’s multifaceted benefits. “It brings together young talent and expertise to improve musical skills, foster social exchange, and strive for success,” Nino said.

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