Twelve talented student-musicians from Sachem High School North and East were selected to showcase their musical mastery during the 2020 New York State School Music Association’s All-State performance, which will take place virtually in December.
From High School East, Kayleigh Di Brico has been selected to play the violin in the string orchestra, Natalie Hartmann has been selected as an alto to perform in the treble chorus and Valerie Mei has been selected to play violin in the symphony orchestra. Additionally, Annabella Cataldi and Angelina Colon have been chosen as alternates to perform in the chorus.
From High School North, Nistha Boghra will play the flute in the wind ensemble, Francis Chalk will perform as a tenor in the mixed chorus, Mili Das will play the violin in the symphony orchestra, Brett Lynott and Austin Sidito will perform as tenors in the mixed chorus and Courtney Sullivan will perform as a soprano in the treble chorus. Molly McLean has been selected as an alternate to perform in the chorus.
The competitive selection process for selecting an All-State musician includes teacher recommendations, audition scores during NYSMMA solo evaluations and exemplary participation in other performing organizations. Approximately 7,000 students audition for the eight All-State performing groups and just under 900 are selected to participate annually.