Webster Central School District announced the selection of seniors Kathryn Lovell and Kyle Mueller to the National Association for Music Education All National Honors Festival in Orlando, Florida, from Nov. 26-29.
Lovell will represent the Webster Thomas High School select choir and sing soprano in the mixed choir with American conductor and composer Z. Randall Stroope, professor of music and director of choral/vocal studies at Oklahoma State University.
Mueller will represent the Webster Schroeder High School wind ensemble and play euphonium in the concert band with conductor T. André Feagin, director of bands and assistant professor of music at Coastal Carolina University.
Three hundred student musicians from around the country will participate in four ensembles representing chorus, band, orchestra and jazz.
Webster CSD also announced that 10 students were selected to represent their school at the New York State School Music Association Conference All-State in Rochester, on Nov.30 through Dec. 3. Concerts will be held at the Eastman Theatre after rehearsals take place throughout the conference.
The school district recognized Katherine Baird, mixed chorus; Elizabeth Carney, symphonic band; Stephen Costanza, mixed chorus; Anna Giesen, symphonic band; Caitlin Glastonbury, treble chorus; Becca Hammack, mixed chorus; Rachael McVeigh, treble chorus; Cassandra Murray, mixed chorus; Diana Slobodian, mixed chorus; Logan Smith, treble chorus; Joshua Pomerleau, jazz band alternate; Jamie Bjarnar, jazz band alternate; Thomas Castronova, chorus alternate; Katie Cottrell, chorus alternate; Kevin Lee, orchestra alternate; Sandra Masters, band alternate; Audrey Potter, orchestra alternate; Vani Shukla, orchestra alternate; Michael Thomas, jazz band alternate; and Angela Wentling, band alternate.
“I would like to personally thank the dedicated WCSD music teachers who go above and beyond to offer the solo festival experience each spring to hundreds of our students,” said Michael Roller, WCSD director of fine arts. “They continue this commitment as they guide students through the honors festivals in the fall. Students grasp the challenge of solo preparation to stretch their own limits and maximize their potential. The rewards come not only to those who are accepted into an honor ensemble, but to all who take the feedback they receive and grow their interest and love of sharing music with others.”