Six Middle School Students were selected to perform in the New York State Band Directors Association Middle School Honor Band in Syracuse, NY on March 4. 120 students across NY state were selected to participate. Students worked with Dr. Tonya Mitchell-Spradlin, the director of Wind Band Studies and Assistant Professor of Music at Penn State University. Students participated in vigorous rehearsals on Friday and Saturday morning then performed the concert on Saturday afternoon. A musical experience like this is something students will treasure and remember forever. Middle School Band Director, Alicia Brown shares, "I love providing an experience for our middle school students to meet with musicians across New York State that share the same excitement for music. I am impressed with the maturity of their music making and ability to create beautiful music with strangers in such a short period of time." Band Directors, Alicia Brown and Geoff Taylor are very proud of their participation.
Middle School students - Skylar Kiang (8th grade), Emma Wang, Amelia Hsieh, Alejandro Santana, Claud Tung, Allison Lee (7th Grade)