The Shoreham-Wading River School District is pleased to
recognize six SWR High School students who were selected to represent
the district at the New York State School Music Association All-State
Winter Conference in Rochester from Dec. 5-8.
Seniors Ray Colon and Nicolette Tingo and juniors Daniel
Julian and Mika Misawa will be among the finest musicians across New
York State when they participate in the prestigious event.
Ray was selected for the mixed choir as a Baritone and
Nicolette was selected for the treble choir as an alto I. Junior Daniel
Julian was selected for the jazz band on baritone saxophone. He was also
selected as an alternate for jazz band on alto saxophone. Junior Mika
Misawa was selected on violin for the string orchestra. All four
students will perform at the All-State Concert in Kodak Hall at the
Eastman School of Music.
Seniors Sarah Cain was selected as a soprano alternate for
both choral ensembles and Arianna McMorris was selected as an alto
alternate for both chorale ensembles.
Each year approximately 6,500 high school students prepare a
New York State School Music Association solo in hopes of being
considered for a spot in one of the All-State Honors Ensembles. The
rigorous process for selecting an All-State musician includes teacher
recommendations, audition scores at the NYSSMA solo evaluation festival
and participation in other performing organizations.
“With pride, we congratulate all these students on this
achievement,” SWR High School Music Coordinator Mr. Dennis Creighton
said. “This event culminates their many hours of hard work and
commitment to their craft. This is a journey that started in our
elementary buildings and we are thrilled the students have earned
themselves a spot in the All-State Ensembles.”