F-M students selected for prestigious music festivals

Several Fayetteville-Manlius High School students are taking their music education to the next level.

NYSSMA Area All State Festival and Winter Conference

Twenty-two students were recently selected as active members or alternate participants for New York State School Music Association’s (NYSSMA) Area All State Festival and Winter Conference, which was held in December at the Eastman Theater in Rochester. 

Last spring, more than 6,500 students auditioned statewide for this honor. From this group, about 900 students were chosen. 

Participating students included:

Bianca Lucas, grade 12, symphonic band

Erik Koshnicharski, grade 11, mixed choir

Madelyn Malgieri, grade 11, mixed choir

Collin Meyer, grade 11, mixed choir

Natalie Roswick, grade 12, symphony orchestra

Nicole Smith, grade 12, symphonic band

Alternate performers included:

Andrew Ahn, grade 12, cello

Gene Balian, grade 11, violin

Ethan Batick, grade 11, trumpet

Amelia Chin, grade 12, violin

Xavier Greene, grade 11, oboe

Clare Liu, grade 11, violin

Meg Lorraine, grade 12, violin

PeiLin Lu, grade 12, clarinet

Michael OuYang, grade 12, viola

Maya Perera, grade 11, soprano 1

Evan Roos, grade 12, cello

Sean Roos, grade 12, violin

Natalie Roswick, grade 12, viola

Ziye Wang, grade 12, flute

Alex Wu, grade 11, cello

Marissa Zhai, grade 11, cello

This is an image of five students standing together








NYSSMA Senior High Area All State Festival

Thirty-eight F-M students were recently selected to perform in the NYSSMA Senior High Area All State Festival, which will be Feb. 4-5 at Ithaca College.

Students were chosen based upon their NYSSMA scores from the previous school year.

The following students have been selected for the festival:

Sarah Bailey, grade 11

Gene Balian, grade 11

Connor Ball, grade 11

Ava Beecher, grade 10

Abby Bird, grade 10

Evangelos Cappers, grade 11

Selena Chen, grade 10

Amelia Chin, grade 12

Kirsten Comer, grade 11

Justin Dunn, grade 10

Alexis Forbes, grade 10

Lucas Gascon, grade 12

Xavier Greene, grade 11

Elizabeth Hsu, grade 10

Serena Khalifeh, grade 12

Erik Koshnicharski, grade 11

Sara Kronenberg, grade 11

Brooke Lamphere, grade 11

Margaret Lorraine, grade 12

Bianca Lucas, grade 12

Madelyn Malgieri, grade 11

Collin Meyer, grade 11

Larissa Nicholls, grade 11

Sean O’Malley, grade 12

Hannah Park, grade 11

Maya Perera, grade 11

Jason Porter, grade 12

Ainsley Puc, grade 12

Evan Roos, grade 12

Sean Roos, grade 12

Natalie Roswick, grade 12

Srujamya Sampathi, grade 11

Greta Hansen-Schwoebel, grade 12

Benjamin Sharples, grade 12

Nicole Smith, grade 12

Ziye Wang, grade 12

Kaylee Yang, grade 10

Marissa Zhai, grade 11

This is a group photo of student musicians