Music Students Selected for Prestigious Music Festivals

Twelve Harborfields High School students have been selected for the NYSCAME All-County Music Festival. Five of these students have also been chosen to represent the district at the 2016 NYSSMA All-State Festival.
Students picked for NYSCAME All-County and NYSSMA All-State are among an extremely selective group of music students. NYSCAME All-County students were selected based on NYSSMA scores and how they rank across Suffolk County. The twelve students will take part in three rehearsal sessions in November that will conclude with an evening concert at Northport High School on Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m.

The five Harborfields students selected for NYSSMA All-State were chosen based on NYSSMA scores and how those scores compared to others across the state. The students will visit Rochester, NY from Dec. 1 – 4 for intensive rehearsals resulting in weekend concerts at Kodak Hall at the Eastman Theatre.

"These students give their all in their musical studies, putting countless hours into private and group practicing,” said Music Department Coordinator Daniel Bilawsky. “They are extraordinarily dedicated and they deserve every bit of this honor that they have received.  They make the Harborfields Music Department and the entire Harborfields Family proud."

2016 NYSCAME All-County Students
Hannah Bartfield - Trumpet
Melanie Bautista - Trombone
Jay Best - Trombone
Jacob Chalif - Clarinet
Janie Kowalchuk - Flute
Emma Magnus - Voice
Jillian McGuire - Voice
Audrey Lenahan - French Horn
Gianna Masi - Cello
Emily Nehls - French Horn
Samantha Schapero - Voice
Donovan Snyder – Viola

2016 NYSSMA All-State Students
Samantha Schapero- Soprano I
Melanie Bautista - Trombone
Jay Best - Trombone
Audrey Lenahan - French Horn
Gianna Masi - Violoncello