29 GHS students selected for Area All State Music Festival

Guilderland High School is pleased to announce that 29 students have been selected to perform in the Area All-State Music Festival on Nov. 17-18 at Proctors Theater. These exceptionally talented students will perform in ensembles with fellow high school musicians from the following nine counties: Albany, Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren, and Washington counties.

Students were selected to participate in this musical event based upon the scores they received during the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) solo evaluation festivals held last spring. Congratulations to the following GHS students on being chosen for this outstanding achievement:

Symphonic Band

  • Gabriel Fasciglione, trumpet
  • Siyi Guo, flute
  • Adam Hawrylchak, euphonium
  • Austin Li, oboe
  • Nicholas Lynch, trombone
  • Jacob Mitkoff, trumpet
  • Anthony Padula, french horn
  • Caleb Pinder, flute
  • Ryan Rainka, trombone
  • Varshini Siddi, Bb clarinet
  • Mason Smolen, trombone
  • Yoonsoo (Samuel) Woo, trumpet

Symphony Orchestra

  • Daniel Byon, violin
  • Brendon Cao, trombone
  • Jeanne Lu, violin
  • Alyssa Sarrosa, cello
  • Natalie Teal, cello
  • Rui-Chiao Wang, violin
  • Zexi (John) Wang, Bb clarinet
  • Ian Wey, violin


  • Evan Bauer, bass,
  • Sean Halligan, tenor
  • Hanna Mitchell, soprano
  • Olivia Petti, alto
  • Aidan Thomas, bass
  • Nathan Thomas, bass
  • Noah Webster, tenor
  • Liam Yerdon, bass

Jazz Ensemble

  • Landon Kinal, trumpet/cornet

The concert will be held on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2 p.m. at Proctors Theatre.

Congratulations to all GHS musicians, their families, and their music teachers Greg Clark, Susan Curro, Shannon deFrancqueville, John Fatuzzo and Claudia Golub.

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