BRONXVILLE, N.Y. -- Westchester County School Music Association has chosen 27 Bronxville students for All-County music ensembles that will perform at its 2017 festival concerts, which will be held March 4 and 5 at SUNY Purchase.
Bronxville Elementary School fifth-graders Aryia Banihashem Ahmad, Kathryn Giuriceo, Walker Liggitt, Gabriel Maicon, Annie Petrillo, Francesca Ricciarini, Justine Watkins and Emma Wilmott were selected to perform with the All-County Elementary Chorus concert.
Additionally, fifth-graders Susanna Audi (cello), Madeline Lescott (viola) and Rita Mueller (cello) will perform with the All-County Elementary Orchestra.
The All-County Elementary Band will feature sixth-grader Aidan McBride (French horn) and fifth-grader Oscar Shah (alto saxophone).
Bronxville Middle School seventh-graders Maggie Lockwood (soprano) and Isaiah Weir (tenor/baritone); eighth-graders Megan Barker (soprano), Caroline Palermo (soprano), Safiya Patel (alto) and Ethan Waggoner (tenor/baritone), as well as Bronxville High School freshmen Ally Bruno (alto), Xavier Layton (tenor/baritone) and Alice O'Connell (alto) were selected to perform with the All-County Intermediate Chorus.
Bronxville High School ninth-graders James Ferguson (French horn) and Sabrina Mellinghoff (cello) and Bronxville Middle School seventh-grader Tyler Tanaka (viola) were selected to perform with the All-County Intermediate Orchestra.
The All-County Intermediate Band will feature seventh-graders Carl Tamussino (trombone) and Alice Vranka (clarinet).
The instrumentalists were chosen by members of WCSMA on the basis of auditions last fall (for the Elementary Orchestra and Band) and the scores they received at last spring’s New York State School Music Association’s Solo Festival (for the Intermediate Orchestra and Band), according to a release from the Bronxville Union Free School District.
They were required to perform a solo piece, sight-read and play scales. The singers were chosen by their school’s choral director on the basis of skills and interest, the release said.
The All-County Elementary and Intermediate Chorus concerts will take place on Saturday, March 4, at 4 p.m.
The All-County Elementary and Intermediate Orchestra concerts will take place on Sunday, March 5, at 11 a.m.
SUNY Purchase is at 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase.