Harborfields Boasts Largest Number of Commended Students in 20 Years

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The Harborfields High School Music Department is proud to announce that eight talented students have been selected as 2012 NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association) All-State commended musicians. These eight students were selected from a pool of over 7,000 of the finest high school musicians in New York State.

The selection of eight NYSSMA All-State musicians (five students selected to perform plus three alternate status musicians) is the largest number of All-State commended musicians from Harborfields High School in the last 20 years. Congratulations to:

2012 NYSSMA All-State Symphonic Band

Christopher Brandine (Trumpet)

Kennedy Burgess (Flute)

2012 NYSSMA All-State Mixed Chorus

Miranda Abbott (Alto Voice)

Daniel Saulle (Tenor Voice)

2012 NYSSMA All-State String Orchestra

Eric Hochwald (Cello)

2012 NYSSMA All-State Alternate Selections

James Kim (Violin)

Gabriella Savino (Viola)

Samuel Vodopia (Violin)

This year’s All-State student musicians will perform with their respective All-State groups under the direction of nationally known conductors during the annual NYSSMA Winter Conference, to be held at the Eastman Theatre in Rochester, N.Y. from Nov. 29 through Dec. 2.


 Photo Caption: NYSSMA All-State commended musicians and their instructors (left to right): Thomas N. Gellert, district director of music, art, technology and FACS education; Samuel Vodopia; Allison Scilla, HHS director of bands; Gabriella Savino; Eric Hochwald; Kennedy Burgess; Alan Walter, HHS orchestra director; Christopher Brandine; James Kim; Miranda Abbott; Clare Jackson, HHS choral director; Daniel Saulle and Dr. Rory Manning, HHS principal.


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