27 GHS musicians chosen for festival

GUILDERLAND — Twenty-seven Guilderland High School musicians were chosen from among 300 at 13 Suburban Council schools to participate in the Suburban Scholastic Council Music Festival at Columbia High School on Saturday, Jan. 25.

The Guilderland groups performing this year include a high school band, chorus, and orchestra as well as a middle school jazz band. 

Performing in the Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Rachel Lauber of the Eastman School of Music will be: Allegra Wu, flute; Angelo Amore, clarinet; Andrew Dame and Sam Diedrich, trumpet; Matthew Darby, violin; Rafi Nizam, viola; and Nalia Brown, cello.

Performing in the Concert Band under the direction of Dr. Brian Doyle with the Crane School of Music will be: Kate Cotton and Bhagyashree Subramaniam, flute; Conor Grocki, oboe; Stephen Perez and Haley Sirota, clarinet;  Michelina Scotti, bassoon; Therese Giordano, horn;  Jason Sindoni, tuba; and Jack Buttridge, percussion.

Vocalists selected to sing with the Concert Choir under the direction of Norman Zogiab of Hamburg High School include: Elise Burby, Kiera DeCotes, Alexis Donnelly, Mary Grace Graves, Avery Heaney, Courtland Ingraham, Winsor Jewell, Joshua Kahn, Derek Petti, Markis Poulen, and Eliana Rowe.

The Guilderland students are taught by Susan Curro, Kathleen Ehlinger, Starr Norman, Lee Russo, and Rae Jean Teeter.

The Jan. 25 concert begins at 2 p.m. and is free and open to the public. 

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