SWR HS musicians selected for coveted festivals

Four students from Shoreham-Wading River High School have been selected to perform in the 2017 New York State School Music Association’s All-State Festival. The event will take place at the Rochester Convention Center in Rochester, New York, from Nov. 30 to Dec. 3.

Selected to perform are Jack Flatley, voice, Alexandra Meli, vocal jazz, Christopher Wygonik, double bass, and Justin Stuart, voice, as an alternate.

Additionally, eight students from the District were selected as All-County musicians. They are Brett Callagy, viola, Jack Flatley, voice, Julianna Kohlus, french horn, Kerry Mannix, voice, Alexandra Meli, tuba, Ryan Nowak, voice, Justin Stuart, voice, and Christopher Wygonik, trombone. They will perform at a concert at Hauppauge High School on Friday, Nov. 17.

“We are all proud of these talented students,” said Shoreham-Wading River High School Music Coordinator David Minelli. “This honor is a testament to their dedication to the field of music.”

The rigorous process for selecting All-State and All-County musicians includes teacher recommendations, audition scores at the NYSSMA solo evaluation festival during the prior spring, and participation in other performing organizations.