The Springville-GI music department has 10 students that were accepted to participate in Zone One Junior or Senior High Area All-State Festival ensembles. The Junior High (grades 7 through 9) festival will be held on Friday and Saturday, November 4th and 5th at Akron High School. The Senior High (grades 10 through 12) festival will be held on Friday and Saturday, November 18th and 19th at SUNY College at Fredonia. The students were selected as a result of their ratings at the NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association) solo festival in May. These honors ensembles include the finest junior and senior high musicians in Western New York, and acceptance is very competitive. The festivals consist of a band, full orchestra and string orchestra, mixed chorus and women’s chorus; each ensemble rehearses with a renowned music teacher/conductor, and performs in a concert at the end of the festival.
Students from the Middle School participating in Area All-State are: Casey Waterman (full orchestra); and Abigail Fruehauf (string orchestra).
Students from the High School participating in Area All-State are: Gwendolyn Fruehauf (full orchestra); Sadie Kirkham (string orchestra); Samantha Yetter (band); Margaret Roudebush (full orchestra) orchestra); Keely Johnson (mixed chorus); Mallory Robel (mixed chorus); Madeline Priester (mixed chorus); Marissa Folts (not pictured – full orchestra).