The Pride of Torrington  

As a sophomore, she was accepted to perform at the American High School Performance Series at Carnegie Hall under the conductorship of H. Robert Reynolds. Based on her audition, she was chosen as principal flute player. During her junior year, Bridget was a finalist in the Williams Chorale Bacardi Performing Arts Competition and also received the Hartt Community Division’s Winds, Brass & Percussion Honors Award. As a senior Bridget was a finalist in the Stamford Symphony Competition. She has taken part in the ARIA International Summer Academy, the Julius Baker Flute Masterclasses at Western Connecticut State University as well as in masterclasses with Paul Edmund Davies, Gary Schocker, Eugenia Zukerman, Rae Tattenbaum, and Rhonda Larson.

In 2013, Bridget was a winner of the National Flute Association’s Masterclass Performance Competition and performed “Zoom Tube” by Ian Clarke for Pierre Yves-Artaud, flute professor at the Paris Conservatory at the National Flute Convention in New Orleans. She was a finalist in Bard Conservatory’s Concerto Competition this past fall and has played principal in the orchestra’s 2014 Eastern European Tour and their 2016 Cuba Tour. She plans to pursue both her PhD in forensic clinical psychology and her love for contemporary music after she graduates.

Memories from THS Band

Most of the memories from high school that are closest to my heart are from being a member of the Torrington High School band. The THS band provided me with a warm community of friends, many of whom I consider family today, that made my high school experience unforgettable. Besides the innumerable amount of laughs and fun I had, I remember the enormous sense of pride and dedication I felt to be a part of such an amazing group. None of the magic of this program would exist, though, without the huge heart and passion of its leader, Mr. S. I have never met anyone in my life who would do and give up as much as he does for his students. I feel so lucky to have been able to be a part of such a special group and I still miss it today. I will be eternally grateful for the lifelong friends and memories I have made from my time spent in the THS band.


Christopher DeLouis is a graduate of Torrington High School (11' saxophone) and the University of Rhode Island.  He is an avid soloist, chamber musician and educator. With a passion for all styles of music ranging from traditional to contemporary, he has performed with the University of Rhode Island Symphony Orchestra, at North American Saxophone Alliance Regional Conferences and in multiple recitals. He has also commissioned and premiered new works for the instrument in order to broaden the saxophonists available repertoire and techniques. As a chamber musician he has performed at the United States Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium, the Annual New England Saxophone Symposium and with ensembles of all sizes and instrumentation. In hopes to inspire the next generation of saxophonists, he has held private studios in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Ohio and has given clinics and master classes to musicians of all ages. Christopher holds Master’s Degree in Saxophone Performance at Bowling Green State University where he studies with Distinguished Artist Professor Dr. John Sampen. He holds a Bachelor Degree in both Music Education and Saxophone Performance with Summa Cum Laude honors from the University of Rhode Island where he studied with Dr. Jared Sims.  Chris wil be starting his Doctoral Degree in Saxophone Performance at West Virigina University in the fall of 2017. 

Chris DeLouis Class of 2011