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Celebrating Music in Our Schools Month

March is Music in Our Schools Month, and while it may look different than years past, there is still much to celebrate musically!
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Webster CSD is proud to announce the selection of Sara K. to the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) All Eastern Honors Festival Mixed Choir.  The Webster Schroeder senior is one of 719 students accepted from 11 states to be a part of the NAFME All-Eastern Honors Ensembles (band, chorus, orchestra).  While usually an in-person event, this year it is happening virtually.  Students will participate in some masterclasses and record a piece for a virtual concert performance. For a high school musician, this is one of the highest recognitions of their talent and dedication to their music education.
Webster CSD is also pleased to announce that eight students were selected to represent their school at the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Conference All-State.  Students have participated in some virtual masterclasses and also recorded a piece for release during Music In Our Schools Month. Thousands of students auditioned for this honor last spring at solo and ensemble festivals throughout the state. 
We are proud to recognize the following Webster Thomas and Webster Schroeder high school students: Maria C., soprano II, mixed chorus; Tessa D., soprano II, mixed chorus; Caroline F., treble chorus, alto II; Felix H., symphony orchestra, cello; Sara K., mixed chorus, soprano I; Isabelle N., treble chorus, soprano I; Hannah R., mixed chorus, soprano I; and Brynn S., treble chorus, alto I.
The symphony orchestra will perform the Star Spangled Banner and Marche Slave.
The treble chorus will perform "Weep No More" by David Childs.
The mixed chorus will perform "I Dream a World" by Dwight Bigler.
“Schools, communities and professional organizations saw the abrupt halt of fine arts experiences and now the slow reintroduction of opportunities that enrich our soul.  While concerts and performances do not look or feel the same, our staff have found ways to share our students' efforts via video and audio clips as they progress through the year,” said Michael Roller, WCSD Director of Fine Arts. “I am ever thankful for the support and value our district and community leaders see in the fine arts offerings we have in our schools.” 
Parents/guardians are asked to look to their student’s Google classroom for performances being assembled in their ensembles.
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