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Students selected for Suburban Council Music Festival

Jan. 5, 2018— The Suburban Scholastic Council Music Festival will be held at Columbia High School on Saturday, January 13, 2018. Over three hundred talented music students were selected from the fifteen Suburban Council schools. The groups performing this year include a High School Band, Chorus and Orchestra as well as a Middle School Jazz Band.

Guilderland students selected for the Suburban Council Music Festival pose for a picture.The Guilderland music department is pleased to announce that 24 students were selected to participate. Performing in the Symphony Orchestra under the direction of James Tapia (Syracuse University) will be: Amy Chen –Violin, Elizabeth Novak – Bassoon, Jonathan Lasselle – Horn, and Thomas Jambunathan – Percussion.

The Concert Band includes Guilderland High School students: Tracy Wei - Flute, Anna Capuano and Sarah Readdean – Clarinet, Matthew Creighton – Alto Sax, Sterling Durfee, Aidan Fusco, Gustavo Gonzalez, Alex Jambunathan and Alyssa Koh – Trumpet, Marie Collison and Glen Trechel - Horn, Aidan Doyle and Vivian Redmond – Trombone, Alexander Evans – Tuba. They will perform under the direction of Matt Westgate (UMass Amherst).

Vocalists selected to sing with the Concert Choir include: Colin Dane Ingraham, Julia Kuk and Meriel Zhao. These students will perform under the direction of Neil Bryson (Bath CSD).
Guilderland students selected for the Suburban Council Music Festival pose for a picture.
William Angus and John Giordano - Tenor Sax, and Bohdan Kinal – Bari Sax were selected by audition to perform in the Middle School Jazz Ensemble led by jazz educator Tom Kamp.

Congratulations to all these fine young musicians and their teachers: Susan Curro, Kathleen Ehlinger, Claudia Golub, Lee Russo, Rae Jean Teeter, Jason Utter, and Alexis Ziomek.

The concert on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Columbia High School begins at 2:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Additional information is available through Music Administrator, Lori Hershenhart at 861-8591 x1106 or the district website at www.guilderlandschools.org.

 

 

 

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