HCS students at Area All-State Festival

Area All-State Band seniors (photo: Kerri Woods)

Several Hamilton Central high school music students participated in the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Area All-State Festival on Saturday, November 17th.

Because of the snowy weather, the usual Friday evening rehearsal was canceled. The groups met together for the first time on Saturday morning and performed an outstanding concert Saturday afternoon. This was truly an impressive feat, especially considering the difficulty of the pieces chosen by the guest conductors.

Area All-State Orchestra students (photo: Ms. Dawn Giddings)

The following Hamilton students participated:

CONCERT BAND: Tarik Cigeroglu (trumpet), Sam Williams (French horn), Aidan Woods (clarinet)

TREBLE CHOIR: Dora Ammerman (soprano), Acadia Klepeis (soprano)

ORCHESTRA: Lin Henke (violin), An Xin Zheng (violin), Emily Holm (violin), Molly Stahl (cello)

MIXED CHORUS: Sophie Shiner (alto), Nick Swensen (tenor), Colin Fadale (bass)

Area All-State Mixed Chorus (photo: Heather Cigeroglu)
Area All-State Orchestra (photo: Heather Cigeroglu)
Area All-State Treble Choir (photo: Heather Cigeroglu)
Area All-State Mixed Chorus (photo: Rebecca Shiner)

Hamilton hosts MCMEA All-County Band and Orchestra auditions

Hamilton music teachers Ms. Dawn Giddings, Mrs. Annette Silver, and Mr. Mike Coldron at the Oct 27th MCMEA All-County Band and Orchestra auditions hosted at HCS

On Saturday, October 27th, Hamilton Central School welcomed students, parents, and teachers from across Madison County for the MCMEA All-County Band and Orchestra auditions.

The Friends of HCS Music and other volunteers including the Hamilton PTO assisted Hamilton’s music teachers in producing this exciting event.