Five Warwick Valley High School students have been selected to participate at the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) 2019 All-State Winter Festival, to be held Dec. 5 to 8 in Rochester, NY.
The festival features students who are the “best of the best” in New York State. They will practice with student colleagues from throughout the state, culminating with performances at the Eastman Theatre at the University of Rochester Eastman School of Music.
The following Warwick students were selected for the All-State festival: Seniors Geoffrey Hall (mixed choir/baritone) and Anthony Savino (jazz choir/baritone); Juniors Sophia Romano (jazz choir/alto), Paul Gagliano (string orchestra/violin), and Julia Mosier as an alternate (treble or mixed choir/soprano).
According to NYSSMA, over 6500 New York State sophomores and juniors prepared All-State auditions. Adjudicators follow a detailed process to determine the final make-up of eight performing ensembles.