Garrison School Students Earn Distinctions at NYSSMA Solo Festival

Garrison School music students in grades 4-8 participated in the 2013 New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Solo Festival on April 26 and 27. Students performed solos or duets they had prepared, played scales and sight-read music in front of judges.

Students who participated from the Garrison School were fourth-grader Elizabeth Nelson; fifth-graders Anna Brief, Guy Cervone, Donovan Green, Henry Heckert, Megan Horan, Anna Rowe, Emerson Smith and Isaac Walker; sixth-grader Jack Kelly; seventh-graders Alexa Gagnon, David Higbee, Alex Mancuso and Hudson Heckert; and eighth-graders Isabelle Davis, Sarah Kelly, Harper Levy, Anna Northup, Ted Northup, Emma Parks, Ethan Penner and Paul Walker.

Out of the 22 students, nine students participated for the first time, five students played on more than one instrument, 12 students received a score of “excellent,” 14 students received a score of “outstanding,” and one student received a score of a 98 out of 100 possible points.

The Garrison School held a NYSSMA solo recital Thursday, May 9, to give the students an opportunity to perform for each other and their families.

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