On May 10, three ensembles from the Herricks High School Music Department traveled to New Jersey to participate in the Trills and Thrills festival. The Ninth-Grade Band, Ninth-Grade Orchestra and Ninth-Grade Chorus performed under the direction of Scott Stickley, Catherine Fish and Louise O'Hanlon, respectively. They played challenging concert programs for a panel of adjudicators that offered comments and performance evaluations. All of the Herricks ensembles received superior ratings – the highest possible – and positive feedback from the adjudicators. The students spent the rest of the day at Six Flags Great Adventure celebrating their success, which resulted from dedication and practice.