WESTFIELD - Five Westfield Academy and Central School band students have been selected for the 2012 New York State School Music Association Area All State Festivals.
The students competed against other band students from Chautauqua, Erie, Cattaraugus, Orleans, and Niagara counties for positions in these honors ensembles. They prepared and performed solos for the NYSSMA Solo Festival last spring, and their scores served as their audition for Area All State.
Junior high band students Kylan Connolly, trombone, Cameron Abbey-Mott, trombone, Cassia Connolly, oboe, and Alaina Cockram, French horn, attended their festival Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3 in Akron, N.Y. They spent Friday afternoon and evening as well as Saturday rehearsing with a guest conductor and presented a concert on Saturday afternoon.
Five Westfield Band students have been selected for the 2012 New York State School Music Association Area All State Festivals. The are, front row to back row from left to right: Cameron Abbey-Mott; Emma Fermier; Alaina Cockram; Kylan Connolly; and Cassia Connolly.
Senior high band member Emma Fermier, clarinet, will do the same at the Senior High Festival on Friday, Nov. 16 and Saturday, Nov. 17 at SUNY Fredonia.