Students from Hannibal High School will participate in the New York State School Music Association Zone IV Area All-State festival at Oswego High School Nov. 16 and 17.
Students were selected based upon past solo festival scores and were assigned to band, chorus or orchestra. Hannibal’s Alyssa Mann, Sydney Waloven, Elyssa Terry-DeRycke and Natasha Waloven selected for the Area All-State Band.
Students through individual and group practice have prepared music for the concert and they are ready to join other musicians from Oneida, Herkimer and Oswego counties, along with their guest conductor, to prepare for the concert performance.
Dr. Paula Holcomb, director of bands at SUNY Fredonia, will lead band members in a challenging concert program. At SUNY Fredonia, Dr. Holcomb conducts the Wind Ensemble and musicals and teaches graduate and undergraduate conducting.
Serving frequently as a guest conductor, Dr. Holcomb has conducted bands and orchestras in 39 states, South America, Australia, Mexico, Europe, and Canada.
The program, she has selected for this talented group includes Percy Grainger’s Children’s March “Over the Hills and Far Away,” “Polka” by Dmitri Shostakovich, “Down a Country Lane” by Aaron Copland, and the lively “Danzon no. 2” by Mexican composer Arturo Marquez.
The Area All-State Concert will take place Saturday, Nov. 17 at 3 p.m. in the Oswego High School Theater.
There is an admission fee. The concert will feature the Area-All State Orchestra, Chorus and Band, performing a wide-variety of high quality musical literature, not to be missed.