35 GHS students selected for Area All State Music Festival

Drumroll, please! Guilderland High School is excited to announce that 35 students have been selected to perform in the Area All-State Music Festival on Nov. 18-19 at Saratoga Springs High School. These exceptionally talented students will perform in ensembles with fellow high school musicians that have been chosen from nine upstate counties, including Albany, Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren and Washington counties.

Students were selected to be a part of this extraordinary 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:

  • Jeanine Cao, bassoon
  • Andrew Comparetta, trumpet
  • Ian Cotten, trumpet
  • Anthony Guo, alto sax
  • Kathleen Guo, flute
  • Raney Jin, flute
  • Franklin Kelly, snare drum
  • Nicholas Lynch, trombone
  • Olivia Petti, oboe
  • Karsen Rittner, Bb clarinet
  • Mason Smolen, trombone
  • Zexi (John) Wang, Bb clarinet
  • Yoonsoo (Samuel) Woo, trumpet


  • Daniel Byon, violin
  • Olivia Covington, double bass
  • James Gong, violin
  • Jeanne Lu, violin
  • Natalie Teal, cello
  • Young Xu, cello


  • Maxine Alpart, alto
  • Leah Dannehy, soprano
  • Genevieve Glunk, soprano
  • Cadene Graham, soprano
  • Kaleigh Green, soprano
  • Raney Jin, soprano
  • Bohdan Kinal, tenor
  • Hazel Regan, alto
  • Abby Rudolph, alto
  • Ian Shaffer, bass
  • Savannah Skeeter, alto
  • Aidan Thomas, bass
  • Toby Weiss, tenor
  • Liam Yerdon, tenor

Jazz Ensemble:

  • Brendon Cao, trombone
  • Landon Kinal, trumpet/cornet

The concert will be held on Saturday, Nov. 19th beginning at 2 p.m. in the Saratoga Springs High School auditorium.

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

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