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NYSSMA All-State Students Named

  • Congratulations to the following Sayville Music students who were selected for NYSSMA All-State: 

    Patrick Andrews (Baritone Sax, Symphonic Band), James Harlin, (Vocal, Mixed Chorus), Katelyn Odierna, (Violin, Symphony Orchestra), and Kyle Tieman-Strauss, (Cello, Symphony Orchestra), as well as those students chosen as Alternates: Marra Kassman, (Voice), and Stephanie Seredenko, (Voice.) These students, who achieved All-State status as a result of their highest proficiency scoring during the NYSSMA festival last spring, will perform at the 2010 NYSSMA Winter Conference in Rochester this December.

    Also, two additional students, Nick Calvano and Timothy Traver were selected for All-State in Electronic Music. Their compositions were selcted from many throughout the state, and under the guidance of Mr. Andrew Giammalvo, these two students have distinguished themselves as outstanding electronic composers.


    With over 2,400 students receiving scores of 98 or higher and recommended for All-State consideration, only 900 musicians have been picked statewide to participate in NYSSMA Conference All-State music groups. This is indeed a significant honor that has been awarded to our Sayville students.