Four Great Neck Public Schools students from South High School and South Middle School have been accepted to perform in the New York State Band Directors Association (NYSBDA) Honor Concert Bands. Two students were named alternates.
Honor Concert Band performances will take place in Syracuse in early March 2019. Performing groups will be conducted by college wind-ensemble directors.
South High musician Lia Seo will play the flute as a member of the High School Honor Concert Band. Her music teachers are Mark Boschen and Michael Schwartz, performing arts department head.
South Middle participants in the Middle School Honor Concert Band will be Justin Lee, trumpet; Charles Li, trumpet; and Joy Song, clarinet. Alternates are Mitchell Agris, bassoon, and Whitney Choung, baritone horn. Their teacher is Alan Schwartz, music department head.
Students were selected for the Honor Concert Bands by a statewide panel of NYSBDA music educators based on students’ NYSSMA solo performances and recommendations from music teachers.