Between Dec. 2 and 5, several members of the Baker High School music department participated in the 75th annual New York State School Music Association All-State Winter Conference in Rochester.
Acceptance into an All-State music ensemble is highly competitive. Students are selected based on preparation of a grade level VI (the highest level) solo during auditions across the state in May. The Baldwinsville Central School District was the most represented school district with five performing members.
Of the thousands of students to audition state-wide, seven of those selected for the All-State Winter Conference were the following Baldwinsville students: Kaitlyn Allen (Band), Jeremy Bossert (Band), Daniel Mullarney (Vocal Jazz, and Band alternate), Daniel Putnam (Band), Ryan Sparkes (Band) and Zachary Brown (Orchestra alternate).
In addition to his band responsibilities, Daniel Putnam was invited to perform a solo-percussion accompaniment with the 284-piece All-State Mixed Chorus Group. His performance with the chorus consisted of two pieces including the world premiere of the piece 'Capriccio.'