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Eighteen F-M students named to All-State performance groups

The New York State School Music Association has named 18 Fayetteville-Manlius High School musicians to the 2011 All-State performance groups.

“This is the highest honor for musicians in the state,” said F-M District Coordinator of Music David Brown. “F-M has the third largest number of students selected in the state and twice as many students than other schools in Onondaga County.”

The students will perform Dec. 1 to 4 in ensembles with students from across the state at the 76th annual New York State School Music Association Conference in Rochester.

Statewide, thousands of sophomores and juniors auditioned for All-State last spring at NYSSMA solo and ensemble festivals. Students are selected based primarily on numerical scores and rankings. Other factors include instructor recommendations, grade in school, previous All-State performances, and participation in additional musical organizations.

F-M’s All-State qualifiers include:

Erin Araujo, viola

Kaitlyn Dehority, trumpet, jazz trumpet

Jackie Blasting, soprano

Christopher Hotaling, tenor

Natalie Maier, jazz soprano, soprano (alternate) Voice

Weslyn Bunn, harp

Daniel Loh, violin (alternate)

Ericka Longo, violin

Ivan Ma, violin (alternate)

Joonyong Rhee, violin

Lila Rodgers, violin

Gregory Rosenthal, piano (alternate)

Joseph Salamone, violin

Hani Shayya:, violin, cello

Michael Buskey, bass clarinet

Joseph Rush, jazz baritone saxophone

Madeline Castro, alto (alternate)

Anna Grace Geddes, alto

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