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Wade chosen for SSYO

Keirstalyn Wade, a sophomore at Marcellus High School, has been chosen to be a member of the SSYO 2010-2011 as an oboe player. She earned this distinction through a competitive audition last spring. Keirstalyn is a talented musician and has participated in many honor groups and all-county festivals.

To be a member of the Syracuse Symphony Youth Orchestra is among the highest distinctions a high school musician can achieve. The first concert of the 2010-2011 season took place on Sunday Nov. 7. The highlight of the concert was a performance of the famous "Unfinished Symphony," Sym. No. 8 by Franz Schubert. Founded in 1970, the Syracuse Symphony Youth Orchestra (SSYO) draws its membership from over 25 Central New York School Districts. The 2010-11 SSYO is conducted by James Tapia.

In addition to Wade's selection to the SSYO, several Marcellus Senior High School concert and symphonic band members have been honored this year and are listed below:

Greater Syracuse Honors Youth Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band 2010

Wind Ensemble:

Catie Nonenmacher, Clarinet

Madeline Balman, Oboe

Bryan Swierczek, Percussion

Symphonic Band:

Grace Keegan, Clarinet

Angela Pugliese, Alto Sax

Geoffrey Golick, Tenor Sax

Noelle Cotter, Trumpet

Meghan Greenfield, Trumpet

Joseph Isgar, Trumpet

NYSSMA Zone 3 Junior High Area All-State Festival 2010

Geoffrey Golick, Tenor Sax

Roxana Novak, Trumpet

Noelle Cotter, Trumpet

Kevin Pierce, Percussion

NYSSSMA Zone 3 Senior High Area All-State Festival 2011

Madeline Balman, Oboe

Joe Isgar, Trumpet

Holly Grosholz, Horn

Bryan Swierczek, Percussion

Alternates:

Jayna Betancourt, Bass Clarinet

Joelle Orecki, Bassoon

Kelsey Nowak, Tenor Saxophone

Stuart Synakowski, Percussion

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