Sidra Dumont of West Tisbury, a 2011 graduate of Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, is currently touring Europe with the Sound of America Honor Band and Chorus. The tour began July 1 and wraps tomorrow, July 23. It has included St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Luxembourg.
She was chosen to join other select student musicians from across the nation after auditioning and passing a rigid character and musical evaluation. Sidra has been selected to sing two solos during the performances.
She sings soprano, mezzo-soprano and alto; was a member of the Minnesingers during high school and was selected for All Cape and Southeast District music festivals. She sang this year at Symphony Hall at the All State Music Festival.
After being encouraged to pursue her vocal talent by Abigail Southard, Sidra will be attending Hollins University this fall and plans to study opera.
The Sound of America, Inc. is a nonprofit organization and any tax-deductible donations to them will help Sidra with her expenses. Donations may be made to The Sound of America, Inc, memo Sidra Dumont, 50 Brookwood avenue, Carlisle, PA 17015.