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HIGH SCHOOL CONCERT BAND EARNS SILVER



Newfield HS Concert Band received a silver rating on level III for their performance at the NYSSMA festival in Ithaca in May.  NYSSMA awards gold, silver, bronze or certificate of participation.  Band Director Sharon Powell said that, “It was an excellent showing for our first attempt.  The adjudicators said our group had a lot of potential to reach a “gold” level of performance.  This will be a good goal for future years.”
 
The group played a march by Sam Daniels called “Baton Rouge”,  and “Three Ayres from Gloucester”  by Hugh Stuart, and “Festivo” by Vaclav Nelhybel.
 
Mrs. Powell said that the group started preparing in January, and have spent a lot of time fine tuning and trying to perfect the music for this adjudication. 
 
“It was a great learning experience and helped motivate us to really delve deeply into preparing this music.  There was a real urgency for everyone to learn every note on every page so that the band as a whole would be successful,” she said.  “This was a truly authentic assessment process and I am really proud of the musicianship as well as the behavior.  They were great ambassadors for Newfield today.”
 
Congratulations to Mrs. Powell and the student musicians! 
 

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