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NYSBDA High School Honor Concert Band

Musicians selected for the NYSBDA Honor Concert Band are pictured with their two instrumental music teachers.

Six musicians from South High School have been selected to perform in the 2022 New York State Band Directors Association (NYSBDA) High School Honor Concert Band, and one student has been named as an Alternate.

South High participants in the Honor Concert Band, with their instrument, are: Hugh Choi, flute; Charles Li, trumpet; Kan Heng (Martin) Lin, baritone saxophone; Ruiqi Liu, flute; Allen Lu, clarinet; and Sarah Sun, alto saxophone. Additionally, Hannah Fisk has been named as an Alternate for the bassoon. Their instrumental music teachers are Mark Boschen and Michael Schwartz, performing arts department head.

Honor Concert Band participants are selected by a statewide panel of music educators who evaluate recordings of student performances. More than 475 applications were submitted for consideration this year, and 123 students were selected for the band with an additional 20 students designated as alternates. The 2022 NYSBDA Honors Band Conference will take place in Syracuse in early March.