BRANFORD HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR
In 2010, over 100 Branford High School singers and their director, Cathyann Roding, found themselves stranded in Italy after winning five trophies at the Verona International Choir Competition. The eruption of the Iceland volcano forced the cancellation of European flights. They returned home after eight extra days, but financially, this presented a problem for many families. The Branford Community Foundation and others, made donations that helped several families pay for the additional expenses.