Guilderland students recognized for NYSBDA Honor Ensembles

Guilderland students recognized for NYSBDA Honor Ensembles, pictured are Karsen Rittner and Olivia Petti on the top row. On the bottom row is Landon Kinal and Bailey Yerdon.
Top row: Karsen Rittner, Olivia Petti & Bottom row: Landon Kinal, Bailey Yerdon
Pictured (from left to right): Samm Woo, John Wang, Austin Li and Anthony Padula
Pictured (from left to right): Samm Woo, John Wang, Austin Li and Anthony Padula

The Guilderland Music Department is proud to announce that eight students have been recognized by the New York State Band Directors Association.

Each year, from hundreds of applicants, Honor Band members are chosen based upon their NYSSMA score from the previous spring. Each ensemble rehearses and performs during the NYS Band Directors annual Symposium held at the Syracuse Convention Center the first weekend in March.

Selected to perform in the High School Honor Band are Olivia Petti, oboe; Karsen Rittner, clarinet; and Bailey Yerdon, percussion. Performing with the Middle School Honor Band are Anthony Padula, french horn, John Wang, clarinet, and Sam Woo, trumpet. Austin Li, oboe, was recognized as an alternate.

Performing in the Jazz Ensemble is Landon Kinal, trumpet.

Selection to these prestigious ensembles demonstrates exceptional musicianship and is an outstanding accomplishment. Congratulations to these fine young players, and their teachers, Ms. Kathleen Ehlinger, Mr. John Fatuzzo, Mr. Jason Utter and Ms. Alexis Ziomek.

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