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Massapequa Students Selected For NYSSMA

Ten Massapequa students have been selected to perform in the New York State Music Association (NYSSMA) Winter Conference All-State Honors Ensembles. Six additional Massapequa students were chosen as alternates for the annual conference, which will take place in Rochester on Nov.29 through Dec. 2. More than 6,500 students auditioned for this honor and about 885 were selected. An additional 550 students were selected as alternates. The students who were selected to perform are: Kelly Daley (violin, symphony orchestra), Julia DeGasperis (alto, women’s chorus), Timothy Diovanni (clarinet, wind ensemble), Nolan Fitzpatrick (jazz alto sax, instrumental jazz), Jonathan Grant (clarinet, symphonic band), Bailey Hawthorne (soprano, women’s chorus), Marigrace Maley (soprano, women’s chorus), Thomas Morse (tuba, symphonic band), Amanda Painton (alto, women’s chorus), and Catherine Vedilago (French horn, wind ensemble). Alternates include Adam Davi (baritone sax), Erin Kohler (viola), Rachel Meaney (soprano), Ryan Schulte (oboe), Emily Smith (soprano), and Carl Surrow (bass).