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Student musicians to perform at NYSSMA Solo Festival

Middle school NYSSMA students
Pictured: Sarah DeLaCruz, William Farmer, Tazio Helmig, Stella Colose, Autumn Nelson, Autumn Allen, Ruby Pantano, Juliet Letzring, Adeline Johnson, Charles Hughes, and Josh Conover. Absent from photo: Lilah Crowley.

Middle school band students will be taking part in the 2022 New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Solo Festival at Ballston Spa High School on May 13 & 14. Students have been preparing individual solos for the past several months. At the festival, students will perform their solo, a few scales, and a sight-reading excerpt for a judge who will score them based on criteria including musical expression, tone quality and accuracy.

“These students have been working so hard!” said Meghan Califano, Middle School Band Director. “Most of their preparation happens independently outside of school and is in addition to our regular work for the upcoming spring concert. I am very proud of all of their efforts.”