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East Meadow Students Selected For NYSSMA All-State

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Eight students from the district have been recognized by the New York State School Music Association for their outstanding musical talents and chosen to perform in the All-State Festival at NYSSMA’s 82nd Annual Winter Conference, to be held Nov. 30 through Dec. 3. An additional six students were named alternates. 

More than 6,500 sophomores and juniors in New York State performed in NYSSMA solo evaluation festivals last spring in the hopes of being selected for All-State. To qualify, students had to receive a score between 98 and 100 on their solo performance, judged by a NYSSMA All-State adjucator.  

From East Meadow High School, Jolie Rebelo has been selected to perform violin in the String Orchestra; Mary Zaradich will perform trombone in the Symphony Orchestra; John McGrath and Dominic Osojnak will perform Bb clarinet and snare drum, respectively, in the Symphonic Band; and Chelsea Padilla and Staci Wachsstock have been selected as alto II and soprano II, respectively, for the Mixed Choir.

From W.T. Clarke High School, Jesse Hirshon will perform tuba in the Symphonic Band and Sophia Moreira will join the Symphony Orchestra as a violist. 

This year’s alternates are East Meadow High School students Stephanie Miley, alto saxophone; Osojnak, timpani; and Kacie Price, oboe; and W.T. Clarke High School students Joshua Dawson, snare drum; Frank Festa, bass I; Antonio Ianniello, jazz bass voice; and Devon Rafanelli, mallet percussion.  

The district commends these exceptionally talented students for their passion and dedication to music.