WESTFIELD - A number of Westfield Academy and Central School students have been chosen to participate in this year's Chautauqua County Music Teachers' Association Winter Festival.
On alternating years, a brass choir is formed from students from schools around the county nominated by their teachers. This year there are seven Westfield brass students participating in the All County Brass Ensemble: Monika Voltmann; Cameron Abbey-Mott; Nina Manzella; Markus Jopek; Alec Freyn; Kylan Connolly; and Iain Cockram. The festival will be held at Silver Creek Central School on Saturday, Feb. 11. The students will work with their guest conductor for most of the day and present a late afternoon concert. The students are very excited to play in this ensemble, especially since their guest conductor is retired Westfield music teacher Pauline Emilson.
Six band students from the sixth grade band have been chosen to be a part of the All-County Elementary Band, which will meet at the same festival as the brass choir on Feb. 11 at Silver Creek High School. They are: Ally Kassman; Jordan Jimenez; Sara Corwin; Mattea Grafton; Brittany Whitcomb; and Nick Presto. Elementary band students are nominated by their teachers and chosen by virtue of their application forms. They will also work with a guest conductor for the day and present late in the afternoon.
Seven Westfield and Academy and Central School brass students will be participating in the All County Brass Ensemble at the Chautauqua County Music Teachers’ Association Winter Festival on Saturday, Feb. 11. They are, not in order: Monika Voltmann; Cameron Abbey-Mott; Nina Manzella; Markus Jopek; Alec Freyn; Kylan Connolly; and Iain Cockram.
All of the students chosen for this event received their music before Christmas and have been working at home and with their teachers to prepare for their experience. Congratulations to all.