WVHS music students earn All-State and Area All-State honors


WVHS music students earn All-State and Area All-State honors

December 20, 2021

Congratulations to WVHS student musicians Henry McKenna, Caitlyn Moran and Aiden Woods for being chose to perform at the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) 2021-2022 All-State Festival in Rochester earlier this month.

Henry and Caitlyn were selected to the All-State Jazz Choir. Aiden, a saxophone player, was picked for the All-State Concert Band. Each year, thousands of student musicians in New York State compete for an opportunity to be selected for the NYSSMA Conference All-State Music ensembles.

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Also, Isabelle Flores was selected to the All-State Jazz Choir and Eamon Comisky to the All-State Band on clarinet, but they were unable to attend the concert. In addition, WVHS had two students selected as All-State alternates: Timothy Leonard to the All-State Jazz Band on bass and Lionel Wolfe to the All-State Mixed Choir.

Congratulations also to the 20 WVHS students who were selected to the NYSSMA Area All-State music groups:

Selected for Area All-State Treble Choir were: Erin De La Mota, Isabelle Flores, Natalie Kitchin, Caitlyn Moran, Madeline Nokland and Annabelle Wadeson.

Selected for the Area All-State Mixed Choir were: Jojo Gagliano, Kyle Gutierrez, Noah Horowitz, Henry McKenna and Lionel Wolfe.

Selected for the Area All-State Orchestra were: Ashley Aronov, Amari Brown, Lilana King, Zoe Link, Timothy Leonard, Hunter Ludovicy and Sean Parkinson.

Selected to the Area All-State Band were: Eamon Comisky and Aiden Woods.

Selections were based on solo evaluation results from last spring and teacher recommendation. The Area-All State festival is comprised of the top student musicians from Greene, Orange, Rockland, Sullivan, Orange and Ulster counties.


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