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Students Achieve State, Regional, National Ensemble Recognition

Webster CSD is proud to announce the selection of seniors Kathryn Lovell and Kyle Mueller to the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) All National Honors Festival in Orlando, FL from November 26-29. 
 
Kathryn will represent the Webster Thomas High School Select Choir and sing soprano in the mixed choir with renowned American conductor and composer Dr. Z. Randall Stroope, professor of music and director of choral/vocal studies at Oklahoma State University.
Kyle Mueller
Kyle Mueller
Photo of Kathryn Lovell
Kathryn Lovell

Kyle will represent the Webster Schroeder High School Wind Ensemble and play euphonium in the concert band with renowned conductor Dr. T. André Feagin, director of bands and assistant professor of music at Coastal Carolina University (CCU).
 
Three hundred of the best student musicians from around the country will be participating in four ensembles representing chorus, band, orchestra, and jazz.  For a high school musician, this is the ultimate recognition of music student performance, beyond state and divisional levels.
 
Webster CSD is also pleased to announce that 10 students have been selected to represent their school at the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Conference All-State in Rochester, November 30-December 3.  Thousands of students auditioned for this honor last spring at solo and ensemble festivals throughout the state.  Concerts will be held at the acclaimed Eastman Theatre after rehearsals take place throughout the conference. 
 
We are proud to recognize the following Webster Thomas and Webster Schroeder high school students:
 
Katherine Baird, mixed chorus
Elizabeth Carney, symphonic band
Stephen Costanza, mixed chorus
Anna Giesen, symphonic band
Caitlin Glastonbury, treble chorus
Becca Hammack, mixed chorus
Rachael McVeigh, treble chorus
Cassandra Murray, mixed chorus
Diana Slobodian, mixed chorus
Logan Smith, treble chorus
 
Joshua Pomerleau, jazz band alternate
Jamie Bjarnar, jazz band alternate
Thomas Castronova, chorus alternate
Katie Cottrell, chorus alternate
Kevin Lee, orchestra alternate
Sandra Masters, band alternate
Audrey Potter, orchestra alternate
Vani Shukla, orchestra alternate
Michael Thomas, jazz band alternate
Angela Wentling, band alternate
 
Finally, we would like to congratulate a total of 58 student musicians in our secondary music department who participated in the Junior High (grades 7-9) and Senior High (grades 10-12) Area-All-State festivals this month in either band, chorus, or orchestra.  These are elite culminating performance experiences on their own and the stepping stones to conference and national levels.
 
“I would like to personally thank the dedicated WCSD music teachers who go above and beyond to offer the solo festival experience each spring to hundreds of our students,” said Michael Roller, WCSD Director of Fine Arts. “They continue this commitment as they guide students through the honors festivals in the fall.  Students grasp the challenge of solo preparation to stretch their own limits and maximize their potential.  The rewards come not only to those who are accepted into an honor ensemble, but to all who take the feedback they receive and grow their interest and love of sharing music with others.”
 
 
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