Student-Musicians Selected for Festivals

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Thirty-eight student-musicians from High School East and High School West have been selected to participate in All-State and All-County music festivals this fall and winter.

Thirteen students from the two high schools have been selected for All-State honors as a result of their superior scores at the New York State School Music Association’s solo festival and teacher recommendations. All-State student ensembles will perform at the 2017 NYSSMA Winter Conference in Rochester, New York, from Nov. 30-Dec. 3. 

The district congratulates the following Smithtown Central School District 11th- and 12th-grade student-musicians who have been selected to All-State: 

Blake Carey (HSW), Symphonic Band, Trombone
Anthony D’Amore (HSE), Alternate, Alto Saxophone and Mixed Chorus Bass I
Jack Furci (HSE), Alternate, Snare Drum and Jazz Drum Set
Emily Keleher (HSE), Women’s Chorus, Soprano 2
James Knapp (HSW), Alternate, Jazz Drum Set
James McDermott (HSE), Alternate, Cello
Aaron Min (HSE), Alternate, Alto Saxophone
Rachel Mitrani (HSW), Alternate, Jazz Soprano Voice
Lolita Nazarov (HSE), Wind Ensemble, Tenor Saxophone
Madeline Psarakis (HSW), Alternate, Cello
Gabe Romero (HSE), Alternate, Cello
Sophia Russo (HSW), Mixed Chorus, Alto II
Justin Wei (HSE), String Orchestra, Violin

Twenty-five students from High School East and High School West were named Suffolk County Music Educators Association All-County musicians. Selection to the All-County Festival is one of the most prestigious honors in Suffolk County for a student-musician. Students will perform in the NYSCAME/SCMEA All-County Concert in Nov. 17 at Hauppauge High School.  
The district congratulates the following musicians:

High School East: 
Jordan Christophides, Treble Chorus, Alto 2
Hannah Cozzolino, Treble Chorus, Alto 2
Alexandra Cuomo, Mixed Chorus, Alto 2
Anthony D’Amore, Band/Mixed Chorus, Alto Saxophone 1/Bass 1
Danielle Dwyer, Treble Chorus, Alto 2
Nicole Ellner, Treble Chorus, Alto 1
Jack Furci, Band, Snare Drum 1
Harry Jung, Mixed Chorus, Bass 2
Emily Keleher, Mixed Chorus, Soprano 2
Jack Kogan, Mixed Chorus, Tenor 1
Max Lippman, Mixed Chorus, Bass 2
Nicole Mangione, Band, Oboe 2
Caroline Massaro, Band, Bb Clarinet 3
James McDermott, Orchestra, Cello
Aaron Min, Band, Alto Saxophone 2
Lolita Nazarov, Band, Tenor Saxophone 1
Samantha Rini, Treble Chorus, Alto 2
Gabriel Romero, Orchestra, Cello
Justin Wei, Orchestra, Violin 1

High School West:
Kevin Burket, Band, Euphonium 1
Michael Caccavale, Band, Snare Drum 1
Blake Carey, Orchestra, Trombone 1
Rachel Mitrani, Mixed Chorus, Soprano 1
Madeline Psarakis, Orchestra, Cello
Sophia Russo, Treble Chorus, Alto 2