Four SWR High School students have been selected as participants or
alternates in New York State School Music Association’s All-State
Performing Ensembles. Seniors Daniel Julian, Grace McMillan, Mika
Misawa and Sarah Kruzynski were selected to take part in this unique
opportunity. Dan will perform on both baritone saxophone and alto
saxophone in the Instrumental Jazz ensemble; Grace was selected as an
Alto 2 in the treble chorus; Mika will perform on violin in the symphony
orchestra and Sarah, who also plays violin, was selected as an
The students were selected for the ensembles based on the evaluation
scores and comments from the Spring 2019 NYSSMA assessment, along with
detailed teacher recommendations. This year’s All-State experience will
be different from previous years, as the festival will be virtual. The
students will rehearse and perform as members of the virtual NYSSMA
All-State concerts in early December. The virtual 2020 All-State
concerts will be recorded at the conclusion of the scheduled rehearsals.
Congratulations on this exceptional achievement!