• May 10, 2023

    On Tuesday, May 9, the Sayville High School Tri-M Music Honor Society hosted a Mock NYSSMA practice session for students who will be participating in the NYSSMA festival this upcoming weekend. 

    NYSSMA sponsors approximately 145 solo and small ensemble and major ensemble festivals in New York State each spring. At solo and small ensemble festivals, the students are given a performance evaluation that involves playing a graded solo from the NYSSMA Manual, playing scales and sight reading. At major ensemble festivals, school bands, choruses and orchestras are evaluated. 

    “The purpose of the event was to alleviate any possible fears and anxieties the students might feel as they approach their auditions,” said Music Department Chairperson Ari Kramer. “We had a very successful event this year, and hope to provide this service to our district for many years to come.”