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NIAGARA COUNTY MUSIC EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION 2019 All-County Music Festivals February 2, 2019 February 9, 2019 March 2, 2019 Newfane Niagara Falls Lockport High School High School High School Junior High Jazz Senior High Vocal Jazz Intermediate Orchestra Elementary Chorus Elementary Band Junior High Band Junior/Senior Orchestra Junior High Chorus Senior High Jazz Senior High Band Senior High Chorus


A message from the president……….. On behalf of the Niagara County Music Educators Association (NCMEA), the county unit of the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA), I welcome you to the 2019 All County Music Festival Con- certs. It truly is my privilege to preside over these performances that honor the musical achievements of students across our county, the dedi- cation of their music teachers, the support of school districts, and the love of families. The All County experience is special. Children from different communi- ties come together, lend their talents, and create something beauti- ful. They work as a team with each member actively contributing to the final goal. The students think creatively and demonstrate great poise. They learn challenging music, work with a new conductor, make lasting friendships, and create mem- ories that will reach far beyond this day. The incredible skills and talent that brought them to this moment will continue on throughout their lives as they shine for years to come. These young people are the next generation and will add positively to the community. It truly is an amazing experience, a gift. I would be remiss if I did not formally thank the devoted teachers of Niagara County that give up hours of extra time and immeasurable effort to assure this experience is available to your children. The level of mu- sicianship in Niagara County is to be commended and is a direct result of wonderful teaching. Teachers who inspire, motivate, and model; who believe in curiosity, vision, and challenge. The incredible Peter Boonshaft in his book Teaching Music With Passion quotes Zoltan Kodaly- “Real art is one of the most powerful forces….and he who renders it accessible to as many people as possible is a benefactor of hu- manity”. Your children are the leaders of tomorrow. They are the creative force America will need. Part of their success will be from the musical education they have been given. Let us make sure that music education remains a large part of our children’s education. It is through the arts that communities will grow and thrive. A huge thank you parents, families, friends, teachers, adminis- trators for your invaluable support. Now, please sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful concert and the gifts your children will share today. April Carere, President NCMEA 3

2018-19 NCMEA Member School Districts & Teachers Barker Central Lockport City Niagara Falls North Royalton- City Schools Tonawanda Hartland Schools Schools City Schools Central Schools Nicole Bilson Drew Burke Eileen Brusino Julianne Casilio April Carere Gerald Bacon Christina Custode Rachel Diih Kathy Bleiler-Dick Cheryl Johnson Megan Dray Kary Dobbs Jason Ferguson Mary Bradfuhrer Angela Frommert Craig Frazier Janice McKinney Jeffrey Rappold Deborah Hutter Michael Kineke Marissa Greenwald Paul Monaco Mary Kofahl Virginia Hendra Timothy Martin Veronica Schucker David Manth Starpoint Central Paul Orrange Schools Batavia City CSD Timothy McQueen Niagara Christine Vallas Ericka Milczarski Wheatfield Dean Vallas Julie Arlotta Melissa Martin Naomi Moore Central Schools Jeanne Wright Justin Carere Karen Fish Christian Catherine Pacillo David Curtis Retired & Private Melissa Naylor Ken Fick Studio Members Nicole Peets Academy of WNY Robert Pacillo Chris Peracciny Karen Ragusa Allyson Quader Christine Riederer Lonnie Arnold Linse Sullivan Deborah Hogan John Scime Lee Brusino Stephanie Teichman Angela Sandy Marie VanDette Michael Volpe St. Peter Roman Paul Wos Lewiston-Porter Joanne Taylor Catholic School Mike Wrona Wilson Central Central Schools Debra Yager Schools Kim Mortise Stella Niagara Amanda Burdick Newfane Central Claudia Andres James Burritt Tim Aikin Adam Brignone Jill Carere-Fetterman Schools Thomas Keil Kevin Duncan Justine Mercurio Mark Marinaccio Angela Dray Falynn Spinnegan Adria Francani Michelle Zachary Chris Hart Michelle Hart Laura Magee St. John/Holy Judy Peterson Ghost Lutheran John Maloney 4

Niagara County Music Educators Association Executive Board President ............................................................. April Carere, North Tonawanda Vice President .................................................... Judy Peterson, Newfane Secretary ............................................................. Angela Sandy, Lockport Treasurer............................................................. Debbie Hutter, Lockport Vice President for Membership ..................... Chris Peracciny, Niagara Wheatfield Vice President for Bands ................................. Megan Dray, Lockport Vice President for Orchestras ....................... Kevin Duncan, Lewiston-Porter Vice President for Choirs ............................... Ken Fick, Niagara Wheatfield Vice President for Jazz ..................................... Tim Martin, Lockport Vice President for Classroom Music ............ Marissa Greenwald, North Tonawanda Advocacy Representative ................................ Angela Dray, Newfane Auditions Administrators ................................ Amanda Burdick, Lewiston-Porter ............................................................................... Drew Burke, Barker Buffalo Philharmonic Representative............ James Burritt, Lewiston-Porter Website Administrator .................................... Jill Carere-Fetterman, Lewiston-Porter NCMEA Program ............................................. Karen Fish, Starpoint NYSSMA Zone 1 Representative .................. Richard Lundquist, Retired Congratulations to the students participating in the 2019 All-County Ensembles! On behalf of the NCMEA Executive Board and all your music teachers past and present, we are exceptionally proud of each and every one of you! 5

Festival One February 2, 2019 Newfane Central School District Angela Dray, Festival Chairperson Concert One 1:00 PM Welcome & Opening Remarks Junior High Jazz Ensemble Justin Carere, Conductor, Starpoint Timothy Martin, Chairperson, Lockport Uptown Stomp Larry Neeck Honky Tonk Shuffle Larry Neeck The Shadow of Your Smile Johnny Mandel, arr. Roy Phillipe James Peterik, arr. Ralph Ford Vehicle Elementary Chorus Angela Sandy, Conductor, Lockport Ericka Milczerski, Chairperson, Lockport Jennifer Koplas, Accompanist Paddy Works on the Railway Traditional, arr. Mark Brymer When I Close My Eyes Jim Papoulis Laudamus Te Vivaldi arr. Becki Slagle Mayo Kusimama (Stand Tall) Jim Papoulis 6

Concert Two 3:30 PM Welcome & Opening Remarks Junior/Senior Orchestra Matthew Ells, Conductor, Grand Island Kevin Duncan, Chairperson, Lewiston-Porter Fantasy on American Themes Curtis Bryant The Code Alan Silva Sanseneon Robert Frost Brian Balmages Perpetual Fiddle Motion Senior High Band Lieutenant Commander Diane E. Nichols, Conductor, Executive Officer of Navy Band Washington, D.C. Gerald Bacon, Chairperson, Royalton-Hartland The Falls Rossano Galante Dusk Steven Bryant Jay Dawson By Dawn’s Early Light 7

Festival Two February 9, 2019 Niagara Falls Central School District Veronica Schucker, Festival Chairperson Concert One 1:00 PM Welcome & Opening Remarks Senior High Vocal Jazz Ensemble Carolyn Pardee, Conductor, Syracuse University Adria Francani, Chairperson, Newfane Jazz Trio: Harrison Graser (piano), Marc Cousins (bass), Paul Allison (drums) Featuring Vincent Bonelli, Starpoint High School student (guitar) All or Nothing arr. Kirby Shaw Muddy Waters arr. Michele Weir Wee Small Hours arr. Paris Rutherford Mother and Child Reunion arr. Darmon Meader & Peter Eldridge The Golden Rule Sharon Bradley Elementary Band Lee Brusino, Conductor, retired from Niagara Wheatfield Christopher Peracciny, Chairperson, Niagara Wheatfield American Legion March Charles Parker/Andrew Glover A Million Dreams from The Greatest Showman Arr. Michael Brown Larry Neeck Under An Irish Sky Arr. Paul Murtha The Blues Brothers Greatest Hits 8

Concert Two 3:30 PM Welcome & Opening Remarks Junior High Chorus James Burritt, Conductor, Lewiston-Porter Drew Burke, Chairperson, Barker Mark Marinaccio, Accompanist, Lewiston-Porter Erev shel Shosahim Hadar & Dor, arr. Jack Klebanow Non nobis Domine Byrd, realization by Stuart McIntosh Brubeck, arr. Kirby Shaw Take Five Papoulis, arr. Francisco Nunez Give Us Hope Ahrens & Flaherty, arr.Andy Beck We Dance from “Once on This Island” 9

Festival Three March 2, 2019 Lockport City School District Megan Dray, Festival Chairperson Concert One 1:00 PM Welcome & Opening Remarks Intermediate Orchestra Christine Reed, Conductor, retired from West Seneca Falynn Spinnegan, Chairperson, Lewiston-Porter Lost Island Kathryn Griesinger First Finger Pachelbel arr. Svedsen Soon Hee Newbold Gaelic Castle Soon Hee Newbold Rhythm ‘N’ Blues Junior High Band Angela Dray, Conductor, Newfane Megan Dray & Jason Ferguson, Chairpersons, Lockport / North Tonawanda Torch of Liberty Karl King, arr. James Swearingen A Disney Spectacular arr. John Moss Appalachian Morning Robert Sheldon Randall Standridge Imaginarium 10

Concert Two 3:30 PM Welcome & Opening Remarks Senior High Jazz Ensemble John Bacon, Conductor, Amanda Burdick, Chairperson, Lewiston-Porter Program will be selected from the following pieces and announced from the stage. Basically Blues Phil Wilson Con Alma Gillespie, arr. Michael Philip Mossman Cottontail Duke Ellington Horace Silver, arr. Mark Taylor Song for My Father Thad Jones To You John Bacon When Sonny Meets Red Senior High Chorus Carolyn Lokken, Conductor, retired from Grand Island Kathy Bleiler-Dick, Chairperson, Royalton-Hartland Lynda Williams, Accompanist, retired from Newfane Lamentations of Jeremiah Stroope Wondrous Cool Thou Woodland Quiet Brahms Whalen Home and the Heartland Paulus The Road Home Hampton True Light 11

Festival 1 — Newfane Central School Junior High Jazz Ensemble Alto Saxophone Trumpet Guitar Paul LaGreca, Lockport Ethan Koplas, Lockport Benjamin Sielski, Lockport Jack Orrange, North Tonawanda Alexander DerSarkissian, Barker Celena Barone, Niagara Wheatfield Chase Diviak, Lockport Piano Jonathan Zawada, Starpoint Zachary Sanders, Lockport James Runfola, Starpoint Sienna Budz, Starpoint Tenor Saxophone Aidan Preisch, Starpoint Electric Bass Christian Kopacz, Lockport Aden Benson, Lockport Justin Messing, Wilson Trombone Peyton Lyness, Starpoint Kylie Hampton, Newfane Bari Saxophone Ariana Peace, Barker Drum Set Joshua Beccue, Starpoint Makaela Day, Starpoint Brett Kancar, Niagara Wheatfield Benjamin Rider, Niagara Wheatfield Alec Kirk, Starpoint Daenon Kopp, Newfane Nolan Dodge, Lockport Junior High Jazz Ensemble Conductor Justin Carere is an instrumental music teacher at Regan Intermediate School in the Starpoint Central School District. He received his Bachelors Degree in Music Education from SUNY Fredonia. Mr. Carere received his Masters Degree in Education, from SUNY Buffalo where he obtained his certification in Music Learning Theory. Prior to his appointment at Regan Intermediate School, Mr. Carere taught at Tapestry Charter School in Buffalo and The Galloway School in Atlanta, Georgia. Justin and his siblings are the third generation of Carere family performers and music educators in the area. To carry on this family tradition, Mr. Carere is an active performer in the Western New York area and has played with many well respected jazz artists as well as the Chautauqua Symphony. Elementary Chorus Conductor Angela Sandy is in her twelfth year of teaching music for the Lockport City School District where she teaches elementary music at Anna Merritt Elementary and conducts the 5th Grade Choruses and Musical at Emmet Belknap Intermediate School. She began her teaching career in the West Seneca School District Mrs. Sandy is proud to be the secretary of NCMEA. Angela holds a Masters Degree of Music Education from the University of Buffalo where she studied Dr. Edwin Gordon's Music Learning Theory. She is a member of the Gordon Institute of Music Learning (GIML.) She holds her Bachelors Degree of Music Education from SUNY Fredonia. Mrs. Sandy has presented at the ECMEA (Erie County Music Educators' Association) Classroom Music Festival and have accompanied several all-county choruses. She is excited to be conducting at an all-county festival for the first time! Mrs. Sandy lives in Newfane with her husband Sean and their son Lucas. She is proud to live and teach in Niagara County and would like to thank all of her teachers in the Newfane District, especially Herman \"Moose\" Erbacher, Philip Quinn and Judy Peterson. 12

Festival 1 — Newfane Central School Elementary Chorus Soprano Soprano Continued Alto Continued Johnathan Koziol, North Tonawanda Dylan Appis, Lockport Ariana Reynolds, Starpoint Anna Lauger, Lewiston-Porter Corrina Bentley, Lockport Cameron Rodriguez, Lockport Brianna London, Niagara Falls Leann Bixler, Lockport Jessica Schmidt, Lockport Julia Lukasik, Starpoint Luke Maliszewski, Starpoint Kara Browning, Lockport Kimberly Schmitt, Newfane Matthew Maliszewski, Starpoint Ava Bucolo, Newfane Savannah Shaffer, North Tonawanda Sydney March, Niagara Wheatfield Kaylee Burke, Lockport Leah Siskey, Lockport Megan Milleville, Starpoint Vivian Bush, Lockport Peyton Stanley, Lockport Anna Murzynski, Starpoint Sean O'Laughlin, Niagara Wheatfield Lillian Bushley, Lockport Eleanor Stevens, North Tonawanda Tavery Cater, North Tonawanda Lana Stroehlein, Starpoint Ava-Marie Ogrodowski, Niagara Falls Ashley Chamberlain, Lewiston-Porter Isabella Talluto, Lockport Mea Osby, Niagara Falls Jillian Ossant, Royalton-Hartland Jonathan Clarcq, Newfane Meadow Trocha, Lockport Millie Owens, Royalton-Hartland Eva Conley, Lockport Riley Vaccaro, Lockport Aleena Parfinski, Barker Jacie Craft, Newfane Chloe West, Lockport Evan Poeller, Royalton-Hartland Khadija Pugh, Niagara Falls Myles Daugherty, Lockport Dmitri Young, Newfane Madison Remillard, Starpoint Kaylei Desmond, Lockport Alena Zemrac, North Tonawanda Chase Richards, Niagara Falls Joel Fesmire, North Tonawanda Meredith Roberts, North Tonawanda Casey Fetzner, Lewiston-Porter Alto Joseph Robertson, Starpoint Genesis Rodriguez, Niagara Falls Mattilynn Freiermuth, Lewiston-Porter Garrett Armenia, Royalton-Hartland Elsa Rodriguez-Pedraza, Niagara Falls Coen Freundschuh, Starpoint Ali Ausman, Royalton-Hartland Tyler Rothwell, Royalton-Hartland Gianna Fuentes, Lockport Erin Benson, Starpoint Jason Ruisi, North Tonawanda Corinne Rustowicz, Royalton-Hartland Emelia Graff, North Tonawanda Shayna Bomberry, Niagara Falls Kayla Selak, Niagara Wheatfield Sophia Haley, North Tonawanda Hannah Bozek, North Tonawanda Amelia Soliday, Niagara Wheatfield Olivia Hufnagel, Lockport Lila Brigham, Royalton-Hartland Violette Streckewald, Royalton- Hartland Fiona Innus, Starpoint Noah Brooks, Niagara Wheatfield Madison Swartz, North Tonawanda Caelyn Kelly, North Tonawanda Aspen Bryant, Niagara Falls BrookLynn Underwood, Niagara Falls McKenzie Kennedy, Lewiston-Porter Miana Cartegena, Niagara Falls Mallory Unwin, Lewiston-Porter Chloe Ketterer-Beras, North To- Evee Cicali, North Tonawanda David Ward, Royalton-Hartland Karisma Washington, Royalton- nawanda Alyssa Clemen, Niagara Wheatfield Hartland Eva King, Starpoint Chloe Cooney, Starpoint Shu Yao Yang, Niagara Falls Cooper Krawczyk, Starpoint Maddie Copeland, Niagara Wheatfield Rylee Krayss, Newfane Chloe Crafts, Barker Sean Labiak, Newfane Shelby Dauphinee, Barker Alivia Lawson, Newfane Autumn Deschamps, North To- Peyton Lemieux, Starpoint nawanda Bridget Ludwig, Starpoint Mailynn Dick, Royalton-Hartland Abigail Marella, North Tonawanda Courtney Dininny, Niagara Falls Madeleine Martino, Lockport Julia Dixon, Niagara Falls Morgan Mason, Lockport Saige Dodge, Niagara Falls Iyani Massa, Lockport Samantha Draper, Lewiston-Porter Josephine Millen, Lockport Emily Duewiger, Royalton-Hartland Cecilia Millen, Lockport David Connor Dwyer, Barker Julia Muscarella, Starpoint Macy Gabel, North Tonawanda Rhiannon Myers, Newfane Brianna Grzybek, Starpoint Olivia O'Sheehan, Lockport Alexis Gampp, North Tonawanda Gianna Pasceri, Lockport Neveah Hall, Niagara Falls Alexandra Pickard, Lockport Lily Horton, Niagara Wheatfield Sian Powell, Lockport Amelia Jacob, Niagara Falls Natalie Prezioso, Starpoint Raistlyn Julias, Lewiston-Porter 13

Festival 1 — Newfane Central School Junior/Senior Orchestra Violin 1 Viola Emma Andrews, Lewiston-Porter Jessi Avila-Shah, Lewiston-Porter Ashton Becker, Royalton-Hartland Jocelyn Custo, Lewiston-Porter Jamie Coons, Royalton-Hartland Alexander Gagne, Royalton-Hartland Emma Rose Evereth, Starpoint Sarah Streb, Lewiston-Porter Bella Mullen, Lewiston-Porter Kylie Tatarka, Batavia Noah Passanese, Lewiston-Porter Tyler Umlauf, Batavia Emilia Peracciny, Royalton-Hartland Allura Taylor, Lewiston-Porter Cello James Winger, Lewiston-Porter Crystalina Baumer, Royalton-Hartland Miranda Wolter, Royalton-Hartland Amelia Konstanty, Royalton-Hartland Katherine Kremer, Lewiston-Porter Violin 2 Aidan Mazierski, Lewiston-Porter Carys Accetta, Lewiston-Porter Abigail Moore, Batavia Jillian Ash, Royalton-Hartland Anna Rickard, Royalton-Hartland Aden Chua, Batavia Jackson Rogers, Lewiston-Porter Katie Minicucci, Lewiston-Porter Rajan Singh, Lewiston-Porter Donavan Monaco, Lockport Lilya Teal, Lewiston-Porter Alyssa Ognibene, Batavia Cassidy Ohol, Royalton-Hartland String Bass Mikalina Pellegrino-Scott, Batavia Jacob Hagen, Royalton-Hartland Charles Rickard, Royalton-Hartland Samantha Marod, Lewiston-Porter Sarina Singh, Lewiston-Porter Zoe Nichols, Lewiston-Porter Amanda Warner, Christian Academy Justin Strothmann, Royalton-Hartland Lily Whiting, Batavia Junior/Senior Orchestra Conductor Matthew Ells is the current middle school and high school orchestra director in Grand Island Central School District. He has taught Grand Island for the past 9 years. Matthew received his bachelor's degree in Music Education from SUNY Fredonia and his master’s degree in Double Bass Performance from the University at Buffalo. During his time learning the double bass he has studied with Bill Staebell, Dr. Harry Jacobson, and Daniel Pendley, principal bassist of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Matthew studied conducting under Denis Mastromonaco, Conductor of the York Symphony Orchestra and the Mississauga Symphony, as well as Dr. Paula Holcomb, Director of the Wind Ensemble at SUNY Fredonia. To further advance the string program at Grand Island, Matthew has had the privilege of working closely with Emily Schaad. Emily is the co-founder and Artistic Director of Stringendo Inc, the premier community youth orchestra training school in the Hudson Valley, New York and currently the conductor for the Greenville County Youth Orchestra and the Asheville Symphony Youth Orchestra in North Carolina. Matthew currently resides in Grand Island with his wife Mary Kate and their cat Frodo. 14

Festival 1 — Newfane Central School Senior High Band Conductor Lieutenant Commander Diane Nichols is a native of Buffalo, NY, where she attended Sweet Home Senior High School and performed in ensembles under the direction of Dr. Joseph Baudo. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo where she studied with Frank Cipolla, Charles Peltz, Susan Tichy, Master Chuck Gorino, and Charles Gleaves of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. She also holds a Masters of Music in Wind Band Conducting from Louisiana State University and has studied conducting with Anthony Maiello, Carlos Riazuelo, and Donald McKinney. Enlisting in the Navy in 1990 as a trumpet instrumentalist, she has served with Navy Band Southwest in San Diego, California; Pacific Fleet Band in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Atlantic Fleet Band in Norfolk, Virginia; and on staff at the Navy School of Music in Norfolk, Virginia. Commissioned as a Navy Bandmaster in 2005, Nichols has served as the Assistant Director and Director of the U. S. Naval Academy Band, Director of Navy Band New Orleans, Director of Navy Band Southwest, and is currently the Executive Officer of Navy Band Washington, D.C. Nichols has also served as a clinician and adjudicator for school bands of all levels, and has guest conducted and performed in community bands and orchestras all over the United States. Lt. Cmdr. Nichols’ personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4 awards), Navy Achievement Medal (3 awards), and Navy Good Conduct Medal (5 awards). In Memoriam—Amrom Chodos, retired from Barker This year the music community lost a great friend in Amrom Chodos in July of 2018. Amrom Chodos was an orchestra and recital clarinetist and a retired high school music teacher from the Barker Central School District. He studied clarinet with Leon Russianoff and Robert Marcellus, among others, attended the Manhattan School of Music and earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Clarinet from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1972. Mr. Chodos' performance career includes service as an Army Bandsman in the West Point Band, a member of the \"Creative Associates,\" an avant-garde music group in the Center for the Creative and Performing Arts at the University in Buffalo, a regular performer with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Assistant Principal Clarinetist with the Florida Symphony Orchestra in Orlando and a member of the Niagara Symphony Orchestra since 1980. In 1984 he founded the Barker Community Band. He taught Clarinet at the State University College at Fredonia, New York for seven years. Mr. Chodos grew up in Brooklyn, New York surrounded by the sounds of Jewish music which has had a great influence on his performance and compositional career. He wrote many pieces following the traditional style of Klezmer. A personal reflection from Naomi (Kyle) Moore, music teacher at Lockport City School District Some people help change the course of your life forever. The lasting impression is immeasurable. Amrom was one of those people. He loved to the core and knew exactly what was best for every individual. He made me a musician and a teacher. Amrom always went above and beyond and my favorite example of that is when he composed two klezmer pieces for me and we performed them together for my Senior Recital at SUNY Fredonia. Amrom provided everything I needed to get started in my career and was a constant source of encouragement. My testimony to Amrom’s character and impact on music education in our region is just a small example compared to all of the lives he has influenced. A life well lived and not soon forgotten. 15

Festival 1 — Newfane Central School Senior High Band Piccolo Trumpet Sara McIntyre, Lockport Matthew Bouchard, Newfane Jacob Vallas, Niagara Wheatfield Flute Lila Wieclaw, North Tonawanda Kayla Hagen, Royalton-Hartland Riley McNamara, North Tonawanda Nicholas Kleinhans, Lockport Keith Vantino, North Tonawanda Madison Ohol, Royalton-Hartland Owen White, Lockport Benjamin Thomas, Niagara Wheatfield Kevin Bassler, Newfane Caitlin Clack, Newfane Cameron Bonanno, Lockport Gracie Fideli, Lewiston-Porter Ben LaGreca, Lockport Megan Murray, Niagara Wheatfield Madison Pratt, Royalton-Hartland French Horn Stephanie DeCroix, Lewiston-Porter Oboe Hannah Schubring, Starpoint Ian Whitford, Royalton-Hartland Sarah Wittkowsky, Niagara Wheatfield Jennifer Willms, Starpoint Alexis Lovewell, Royalton-Hartland Jacob Minnick, Lockport Bassoon Brandon Smith, Niagara Wheatfield Sarah Haseley, Lockport Stephen Travers, Niagara Wheatfield Trombone Mary Dixon, Newfane Clarinet Joshua Kasprzak, Starpoint Christy Faller, Niagara Wheatfield Josh Trenchard Jackson Lasher, Lockport Joshua Bouchard, Newfane Sydney Licata, Starpoint Max Fuster, North Tonawanda Rebecca Smith, Starpoint Madeleine Myers, Newfane Natalie Clause, Niagara Wheatfield Carter Green, Royalton-Hartland Cara Janowsky, Niagara Wheatfield Sophia Scime, North Tonawanda Joe Kelly, North Tonawanda Elinore Voss, Barker Jeremy Stoddard, Lockport Rainna Frombgen, Newfane Euphonium Kimberly Goerss, Newfane Samantha Campbell, Niagara Falls Adrianna Guiterrez, Royalton-Hartland Kyle Harvey, Niagara Wheatfield Meagan Orrange, North Tonawanda Bethany Sielski, Lockport Tuba Faith Westgate, Newfane Quentin Koch, Royalton-Hartland David Schuler, Newfane Bass Clarinet Gabriella Colton, Starpoint String Bass Ross Friend, Niagara Wheatfield Joshua Zastrow, Lewiston-Porter Alto Saxophone Timpani Austin Dick, Lockport Aaron Bacon, Royalton-Hartland Brenna Dunn, Newfane Tenor Saxophone Percussion Surjit Arnone, Niagara Wheatfield Izabella Diegelman, Lockport Bari Saxophone Evan Dodge, Royalton-Hartland Bianca Gynan, Niagara Wheatfield Stephen Fronczak, North Tonawanda Joseph Porth, Lockport 16 Mallet Percussion Elizabeth Humphrey, Wilson Katherine Miner, Lockport

Festival 2 — Niagara Falls High School Senior High Vocal Jazz Ensemble Soprano Tenor Isabella Aiu, Lockport Austin Dick, Lockport Brooke Allen, Starpoint Samuel Fesmire, North Tonawanda Lydia Gielow, Starpoint Caleb Harris, Niagara Falls Sarah Haseley, Lockport Paul Orrange, North Tonawanda Julia Pitarresi, Niagara Falls Joseph Porth, Lockport Hannah Schubring, Starpoint Gino Thompson, Starpoint Alto Bass Laren Eger, Lewiston-Porter Trey Caso, Lewiston-Porter Mckenzie Gilmore, Niagara Falls Maliq Howell, Niagara Falls Aliece McClain, Niagara Falls Anthony LeVick, Niagara Falls Julia Monteferrante, Lockport Quinton Rees, Wilson Madeleine Myers, Newfane Joshua Zastrow, Lewiston-Porter Chelsea Suba, Starpoint Senior High Vocal Jazz Ensemble Conductor Carolyn Pardee is a graduate of Syracuse University, and has been an educator for 40 years. She began her career in the Solvay School District in September of 1978. After many years at the middle school level, she moved to Solvay High School in 2001. Here, she established a vocal jazz program that remains a very valuable and unique part of the Solvay music program. During her tenure at Solvay, the Solvay Vocal Jazz Ensemble worked with many well-known artists, such as Kim Nazarian of the New York Voices, Kirby Shaw and Greg Jasperse. The group performed for many years at the Syracuse and Le Moyne Jazz Festivals. While at Solvay High School, she also taught voice lessons, music theory, and chorus. -In 2009, Mrs. Pardee was the recipient of the Syracuse Area Hall of Fame Award honoring music educators. She retired from Solvay in June of 2014. Mrs. Pardee performed as a vocalist in the jazz group Swing Central from 1994 -2001. Swing Central received several Syracuse Area Music Awards: The Brian Bourke Award for Best New Artist (1994), Best Traditional Jazz Group (1995) and Best Small Jazz Group (1999). Mrs. Pardee is currently an adjunct professor at Le Moyne College, where she teaches private voice lessons. She remains active as an adjudicator for NYSSMA Solo Festivals and All County Festivals. Elementary Band Conductor Mr. Lee Brusino holds a B.A. in Music, a B.F.A. in Music Education, and an M.A. in Music Pedagogy, all from SUNY Buffalo. From 1980 through 2011, Mr. Brusino taught instrumental music in the Niagara Wheatfield Central School District. During his time at NW, Lee inspired students and ensembles of all levels, beginning to advanced, with a passion for musical growth and achievement. Many of Lee’s former students continue to play recreationally, or even professionally today. Mr. Brusino’s career as a performer spans nearly 5 decades, having appeared with numerous local ensembles including the Niagara Falls Philharmonic Orchestra, Niagara Falls Concert Band, Fred Willet Concert Band in St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada, Band of the Tonawandas Post 264, Erie County Wind Ensemble, Orchard Park Symphony, Cheektowaga Symphony, and Amherst Chamber Ensemble. During Lee’s 15-year tenure as director of the Sikora Post American Legion Band, the group was named National Champion in 1987 (San Antonio, Texas). Mr. Brusino currently plays principal horn in the Amherst Symphony Orchestra, the SUNY Buffalo Wind Ensemble, is a founding and current member of the Rockwell Brass Quintet, and maintains a small studio of private students. Outside music, Mr. Brusino serves on the Board of Directors at the Niagara Wheatfield Credit Union. 17

Festival 2 — Niagara Falls High School Elementary Band Flute Bass Clarinet Trombone Stephanie Atlas, Wilson Anthony DiPaolo, Starpoint Scott Clark, Royalton-Hartland Elise Benedict, Starpoint Jessica Jauch, Starpoint Abigail DeMart, North Tonawanda Alexa Bulmer, Lockport Simon McCarthy, North Tonawanda Luke Fay, Barker Cameron Carmody, Starpoint Sam Haag, Starpoint Chloe Cooney, Starpoint Alto Saxophone Luis Maldonado, Lockport Sadie Fiasco, Royalton-Hartland Lillian Bushley, Lockport JonLuke Pencille, Lockport Fiona Innus, Starpoint Gianna DiPasquale, Starpoint Kimberly Schmitt, Newfane Madelynne Jowdy, Wilson Murray McAuliffe, Lewiston-Porter Rayhaan Shaikh, Lewiston-Porter Jordyn Kinne, Royalton-Hartland Jayson Nguyen, Lewiston-Porter Natalee Lawrence, Starpoint Meredith Roberts, North Tonawanda Euphonium/Baritone Emily Livergood, Royalton-Hartland Grace Rodgers, Wilson Parker Allard, Lockport Bridget Ludwig, Starpoint Keith Schmeelke, Barker Oliver Clark, Lewiston-Porter Luke Maliszewski, Starpoint Rory Schultz, Starpoint Daniel Goodwin, Barker Ava Niccola, Lewiston-Porter Brady Schwartz, Royalton-Hartland Connor Smith, Lewiston-Porter Jillian Ossont, Royalton-Hartland Cameron Trenchard, North Tonawanda Addison Powers, Starpoint Tenor Saxophone Brooke Price, North Tonawanda Sienna Bowers, Newfane Tuba Sophia Scott, North Tonawanda Matthew Grinnell, North Tonawanda Anthony Bernardi, Lockport Niamh Thompson, Newfane Meghan Mallon, Barker Kate Peracciny, Lockport Sarah Tracz, Lockport Dmitry Zhilevich, Starpoint Caleb Pierce, Barker Aurora Wass, Barker Adam Yanicki, Royalton-Hartland Shannon Zugelder, Starpoint Baritone Saxophone Hugh Adams, Starpoint Percussion Oboe Miles Czekaj, Newfane Jacie Craft, Newfane Hayden Kopp, Newfane Dakoda Smith, Lockport Ryan Fisk, Barker Daphne McAuliffe, Lewiston-Porter Ella Gielow, Starpoint Megan Palermo, Lewiston-Porter Trumpet Tyler Goff-Brown, Wilson Lana Stroehlein, Starpoint Jacie Engert, Barker Michael Kalynycz, Barker Joel Fesmire, North Tonawanda Madison Remillard, Starpoint Clarinet Abigail Forsey, St. John/Holy Ghost Lu- Nathan Staddon, Starpoint Aubrey Bisher, Royalton-Hartland theran Deanna Bryant, Royalton-Hartland Jackson Griesmer, Starpoint Jonathan Clarcq, Newfane Ian Krest, Lockport Chloe Crafts, Barker Lucas Pynn, Lockport Hailey Dodge, Barker Rocco Russell, Starpoint Summer Duchow, Barker Kaylee Stoll, Barker Lauren Fura, Lewiston-Porter Benjamin VanderLinden, Wilson Zamora Garcia-Cacique, Royalton- Austin Woodward, Wilson Hartland Dmitri Young, Newfane Kyle Hammers, Wilson Haleigh Kopp, Wilson French Horn Kylie Kwoka, Starpoint Peyton Bradley, Barker JJ Lingaria, Lewiston-Porter Parker Milley, Wilson Ella Martillotta, Royalton-Hartland Henrietta Rasmusson, Starpoint Anna Murzynski, Starpoint Sian Powell, Lockport Eliana Reis, Newfane Hannah Thurman, Lewiston-Porter Madeline Walby, Starpoint 18

Festival 2 — Niagara Falls High School Junior High Chorus and Conductor JAMES BURRITT is an active member of the musical community of Buffalo, NY as performer, conductor and teacher. He has degrees in Vocal Performance from the SUNY Geneseo, and the University of Maryland at College Park. He is in his 10th year as vocal music teacher at Lewiston-Porter Central Schools, where he directs the LPHS Men’s Choir, Women’s Choir, and Vocal Jazz Ensemble. He also acts as music director for the LPHS musical. In 2002, Mr. Burritt founded the Vocális Chamber Choir, a select ensemble of dedicated professionals based in Buffalo, New York. Now in its 17th season, Vocális has established itself as one of the finest choral ensembles in Western New York. In the summer of 2014, Vocalis toured England, with engagements at Southwark Cathedral, Grosvenor Chapel, the Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Ely Cathedral, and the Cambridge Summer Music Festival. Building on the success of its England tour, Vocalis hosted internationally renowned choral composer Ola Gjeilo in a concert of his music, reprising the concert at Merkin Hall in New York City. Most recently the choir welcomed internationally acclaimed choral composer Bob Chilcott to Buffalo for a three day educational residency, and performed at the ACDA Eastern Region Convention. Vocalis looks forward to touring Europe once again in the summer of 2020. Mr. Burritt is an active member of NCMEA and the American Choral Directors Association, and serves on the Education Committee for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. His students and choirs are actively involved with NYSSMA, regularly earning Area All-State and Conference All-State honors. When not teaching or conducting he is eagerly anticipating his next travel adventure. Soprano Soprano Continued Alto Sarah Baase, North Tonawanda Aestarea Truesdale, North Tonawanda Jillian Ash, Royalton-Hartland Alanna Banas, North Tonawanda Emma Wilbur, North Tonawanda Terra Beecher, Starpoint Crystalina Baumer, Royalton-Hartland Anna Bowerman, Barker Lorna Becker, Royalton-Hartland Tenor Natalie Brandell, Barker Alyson Berner, Royalton-Hartland Prestin Boyce, Wilson Sienna Budz, Starpoint Petra Bish, Lockport Bishop Christy, Lockport Ty Burgess, Starpoint Julia Bucci, Lockport Brayden Cox, Niagara Wheatfield Madelyn Coronado, Lockport Samantha Bulmer, Lockport David Day, Starpoint Arie Decker, Royalton-Hartland Julia Condino, Niagara Falls Luke DiPirro, Starpoint Nikki Faller, Niagara Wheatfield Sydney Devonshire, N Tonawanda Chase Diviak, Lockport Rhiannon Furey, Lewiston-Porter Makayla Dixon, Royalton-Hartland Jordan Drake, Starpoint Rylee Hallows, Royalton-Hartland Caroline Fruck, Niagara Wheatfield Gregory Edbauer, Starpoint Jaeden Harrington, Lockport Chelsie Gutierrez, Royalton-Hartland Nikolas Gutierrez, Royalton-Hartland Ryan Hiller, Royalton-Hartland Haley Flynn, Starpoint Thomas Harris, Barker Natashia Howard, Niagara Falls Elizabeth Hopkins, Barker John Mahar, Wilson Julia Howell, Starpoint Emily James, North Tonawanda AnaLisa Migliore, Royalton-Hartland Josh Keenan, North Tonawanda Amy Kanel, Starpoint Bradley Miner, Royalton-Hartland Sarah Leibring, Newfane Lily Keidel, Starpoint Alex Murray, Royalton-Hartland Emily Maerten, Lockport Caitlin Kelley, Lockport Jack Orrange, North Tonawanda Rebecca Miskines, North Tonawanda Lily Koziol, Newfane Anthony Ruberto, Lockport Paris Moffitt, Barker Heidi Lively, Lewiston-Porter Aaryn Samsel, North Tonawanda Mckenzie Muggleton, Lewiston-Porter Sara McCune, Niagara Wheatfield Isaiah Schearer, Wilson Abbey Myers, Starpoint Ada Noble, Royalton-Hartland Blake Simpson, Wilson Shelby Nerber, Newfane Dominic Townsend, Lewiston-Porter Brooke Noble, Royalton-Hartland Vincent Ward, Lockport Tiana Ponticelli, Lewiston-Porter Andrew O'Dell, Lockport Camden Priester, North Tonawanda Abigail Pratt, Royalton-Hartland Bass Lydia Roselund, Starpoint Amara Preston, Lewiston-Porter Charles Baggett, Lockport Kylee Russell, North Tonawanda Lauren Price, North Tonawanda Ryan Butler, Starpoint Esme Schaus, Lockport Hannah Routhier, Niagara Falls Miles Clarke, Royalton-Hartland Michellynn Schroeder, Niagara Wheatfield Ella Royer, North Tonawanda Calvin Fournier, Royalton-Hartland Ella Seib, Royalton-Hartland Victoria Silsby, Royalton-Hartland Andrew Giandomenico, Niagara Wheat- Sara Siegmann, Newfane Hannah Simonin, Niagara Wheatfield field Kaitlyn Sosnowski, Niagara Wheatfield Sarina Singh, Lewiston-Porter Jayden Kline, Wilson Samantha Stolzenburg, Starpoint Elizabeth Singleton, North Tonawanda Lucas Matyevich, North Tonawanda Emmaline Verratti, Royalton-Hartland Lily Siradas, Starpoint Michael Riordan, Lewiston-Porter Sabastian Winchell, Newfane Mackenzie Sullivan, Starpoint Avery Smith, Lewiston-Porter Elizabeth Teal, Lewiston-Porter 19

Festival 3 — Lockport High School Intermediate Orchestra Violin 1 Violin 2 Continued Cello Isabella Carr, Lewiston-Porter Simon Fournier, Royalton-Hartland Thomas Aceti, Lewiston-Porter John Donnelley, Lewiston-Porter Terrell Frerichs, Lewiston-Porter Jeremiah Childs, Batavia Emily Duewiger, Royalton-Hartland Sam Grillo, Batavia Faith Guiste, Batavia Mackenzie Gardner, Royalton-Hartland Benjamin Hastings, Lewiston-Porter Miah Jones, Batavia John Konstanty, Royalton-Hartland Anri Helsdon, Batavia Alison Kofahl, Lewiston-Porter Calabe Lange, Royalton-Hartland Lillian Howard, Lewiston-Porter Anna Lauger, Lewiston-Porter Lucas Ponticelli, Lewiston-Porter Logan Jaruszewski, Lewiston-Porter Angelina Olivera, Lewiston-Porter Sophia Santella, Royalton-Hartland Guinevere Toczek, Lewiston-Porter Jack Scully, Lewiston-Porter Mckenna Shephard, Lewiston-Porter Michael Sloma, Lewiston-Porter Giuliana Slepian, Stella Niagara Viola Trevor Tryon, Batavia Benjamin Brown, Lewiston-Porter String Bass Abigail Glyshaw, Royalton-Hartland Seajay Lewis, Lewiston-Porter Violin 2 Meera Lingaria, Lewiston-Porter Alex Notarianni, Lewiston-Porter Cameron Baiocco, Batavia Hope Parkhill-Wylie, Lewiston-Porter Emmeline Bateman, Batavia Ayva Teal, Lewiston-Porter Harp Anna Cumbo, Stella Niagara Megan Zahradnik, Lewiston-Porter James Scully, Lewiston-Porter Casey Fetzner, Lewiston-Porter Jenna Zeames, Lewiston-Porter Intermediate Orchestra Conductor Christine Reed has had the pleasure of teaching string instrumental music from elementary through high school levels for the past thirty nine years. She recently retired from the West Seneca Central School District where she had been for twenty-two years. Mrs. Reed received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Music Education from the State University of New York at Fredonia. Outside of teaching, Christine has enjoyed playing violin in community orchestras, including the Orchard Park Symphony, Four Centuries Chamber Orchestra and the Amherst Symphony. She has also participated in the Arts in Education Institute of Western New York, bringing world class music and art programs to students in the West Seneca District. Christine was the proud recipient of the 2018 Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra/Erie County Music Educator Award for Excellence in Music Education. Mrs. Reed is a member of the National Association for Music Education, the New York State School Music Association and the Erie County Music Educator’s Association. She is thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with the very talented orchestra students in the NCMEA Festival! Christine is the mother of three sons, two daughters and grandmother of two beautiful granddaughters. She resides in Boston with her husband, Tim. Junior High Band Conductor A native of Western New York, Angela Dray has been teaching at Newfane Middle School for six years now. She currently directs the 5th Grade Band, 6th Grade Band, 6th-8th Grade Middle School Jazz Band, and also teaches classroom general music. Mrs. Dray holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from SUNY Fredonia, a Performer’s Certificate in Clarinet from SUNY Fredonia, and a Master of Education in Music Education from the University at Buffalo. She also has completed certification in GIML Music Learning Theory and is a member of NCMEA, NYSSMA, NYSBDA, and NAfME. Mrs. Dray has been involved in NCMEA as a conductor and chairperson for multiple ensembles, and she is also the Vice President of Advocacy. She is thrilled and honored to be conducting and hopes the students will have a wonderful experience! She actively performs in Western New York, often with the Lockport Palace Theatre pit orchestra, and has performed in the area with other pit orchestras, community groups, and the Erie County Wind Ensemble. When not teaching or performing, Mrs. Dray loves spending time with her large extended family. She and her husband, Kevin, currently reside in Lockport with their loving mini dachshund, Hercules. 20

Festival 3 — Lockport High School Junior High Band Piccolo Bass Clarinet Trombone Aaron Shanor, Niagara Wheatfield Leah Anson, North Tonawanda Nolan Dodge, Lockport Makayla Dixon, Royalton-Hartland Nicholas Fazzolari, Lewiston-Porter Flute Romero Dumphrey, Lockport Kylie Hampton, Newfane Tessa Bonanno, Lockport Daenon Kopp, Newfane Elliana Brauen, Royalton-Hartland Alto Saxophone Noah Matyevich, North Tonawanda Samantha Bulmer, Lockport Zachary Boje, Starpoint Ariana Peace, Barker Lauren Ceno, Starpoint Caiden Caram, Lockport Aaron Richards, Lockport Abbigail DiRienzo, Niagara Wheatfield Amel Jowdy, Wilson Benjamin Rider, Niagara Wheatfield Isabella Greco, Starpoint Paul LaGreca, Lockport Alexis Runfola, Lockport Chelsie Guiterrez, Royalton-Hartland Elliana Meyers, Newfane Addisyn Sauls, Newfane Abigail Murphy, Royalton-Hartland Chloe Moseman, Niagara Falls Euphonium/Baritone Lauren Price, North Tonawanda Grace Peracciny, Lockport Natalie Sloma, Lewiston-Porter Jonathan Zawada, Starpoint Lorna Becker, Royalton-Hartland Ava Stiglmeier, Lockport Vincent Ciraolo, Niagara Wheatfield Jordan White, Lockport Tenor Saxophone Matthew Goodwin, Barker Trever Jaques, Royalton-Hartland Kailyn Livergood, Royalton-Hartland Oboe Samuel Lindaman, Starpoint Ethan Nicosia, Royalton-Hartland Amanda Snowberger, Niagara Wheat- Andrew Ossont, Royalton-Hartland field Tuba Baritone Saxophone Emily Barcik, North Tonawanda Bassoon Joshua Beccue, Starpoint Erika Kellar, North Tonawanda Anna Allard, Lockport Hunter Hodge, Starpoint Kaitlin Snowberger, Niagara Wheat- field Clarinet Trumpet Christopher Ulrich, Royalton-Hartland Hannah Aiken, Royalton-Hartland Mario Bax DeBiaso, Lewiston-Porter Evelyn Bish, Lockport Sienna Budz, Starpoint Timpani Kayla Boron, Starpoint Logan Carroll, Niagara Wheatfield Olivia Compton, Lockport Maxim Chenez, Lockport Lily Clark, Stella Niagara Lacie Conheady, Lockport Alexander DerSarkissian, Barker Mallets Kerriann Cyganovich, Niagara Wheat- Calvin Fournier, Royalton-Hartland Donovan Monaco, Lockport field Emma Hoffer, Newfane James Runfola, Starpoint Madison DiNieri, Royalton-Hartland Matthew Long, Lewiston-Porter Danika DiRienzo, Niagara Wheatfield Michael Mundy, St. Peter Roman Cath- Percussion Rebecca Geiger, North Tonawanda olic School Carter Galyen, Niagara Wheatfield Jami Gerwycki, Lewiston-Porter Andrew O'Dell, Lockport Nikolas Guiterrez, Royalton-Hartland Kaitlyn Goodwin, Barker Marlea Petroziello, Starpoint Alec Kirk, Starpoint Julia Haseley, Niagara Wheatfield Aidan Preisch, Starpoint Peter Martillotta, Royalton-Hartland Rachel Keenan, North Tonawanda Zachary Sanders, Lockport Emily Oliveira, Barker Millou LaForte, Lewiston-Porter Cory Walck, Niagara Wheatfield Emma Marsillo, Royalton-Hartland Aeris McGill, Wilson French Horn Taylor Phelps, Lewiston-Porter Brooke Stevens, Royalton-Hartland Anabella Previte, Lockport Emmaline Verratti, Royalton-Hartland Michaela Staskiewicz, Starpoint Jacob Wills, Niagara Wheatfield Abby Stiokas, North Tonawanda Julia Thomas, Lewiston-Porter 21

Festival 3 — Lockport High School Senior High Jazz Ensemble Alto Saxophone Trumpet Guitar Austin Dick, Lockport Matthew Bouchard, Newfane Elizabeth Abbott, Lockport Grant Asklar, Niagara Falls Owen White, Lockport Lindsay Kancar, Niagara Wheatfield Kevin Bassler, Newfane Piano Cameron Bonanno, Lockport Nathan Moran, Newfane Tenor Saxophone Ben LaGreca, Lockport Owen Szantor, Lockport Electric Bass Surjit Arnone, Niagara Wheatfield Trombone Jared Reinard, Newfane Madeleine Myers, Newfane Bari Saxophone Joshua Bouchard, Newfane Mallets Bianca Gynan, Niagara Wheatfield Elinore Voss, Barker Katherine Miner, Lockport Dominic Ciraolo, Niagara Wheatfield Joshua Kasprzak, Starpoint Drum Set Joseph Porth, Lockport Jacob Pytlik Starpoint Senior High Jazz Ensemble Conductor John Bacon, percussionist, composer and educator, has performed with Lester Bowie, Roswell Rudd, Bobby Previte, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Bobby Militello and as a leader in a variety of ensembles. He teaches percussion at UB and SUNY Fredonia and is head of Jazz at Villa Maria College in Buffalo, NY. He holds a PhD. in Music Composition from SUNY at Buffalo. His diverse skills as a percussionist, trap drummer and vibe player have been featured with a wide range of groups including the Slee Sinfonietta, Maelstrom Percussion Ensemble, and the Genkin Philharmonic. His music has been performed by an eclectic array of musicians, including The Amherst Saxophone Quartet, Leroy Jenkins, the New Jazz Orchestra of Buffalo, the New York New Music Ensemble, Amanda Deboer and the Colorfield Ensemble, Duo Cuentista, Ensemble Laboratorium, Wooden Cities and the UB Percussion Ensemble. He has toured in England, Italy, Canada, and the US. He has recorded with Paul Bley, Roswell Rudd, Don Menza and George Caldwell. Recent CD releases featuring his music include “Pausa Live” with the Buffalo Jazz Octet on Cadence Records and “Migration” by resAUnance with vocalist Esin Gunduz, cellist Jonathan Golove and pianist Michael McNeil, on FMR records. John is a 2013 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship Award recipient in Music/Sound and a New York State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Composer Commission with Christopher Jentsch 2015. John was voted Jazz Musician, Jazz Educator and Jazz Drummer of the year 2015 and 2016 by JazzBuffalo. John is the curator of a series of thematically linked performances called “Jazz Impressions” that are presented yearly around WNY. You can find more information about John, at Senior High Chorus Conductor Carolyn Lokken is a retired educator with thirty two years of experience in the choral classroom. She taught vocal music in the Grand Island School District for twenty one years teaching Music Theory, voice classes, choral ensembles and directing the school musical. She is a member of NYSSMA, NAfM, and ACDA. In 2004 Mrs. Lokken received the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra/Erie County Council of Music Coordinators Award for excellence in Choral Music Education. In 2007 she was named Citizen of the Year in Education by the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce. Carolyn remains musically active as an accompanist, NYSSMA adjudicator and as the director of the Grand Island Community Chorus. 22

Festival 3 — Lockport High School Senior High Chorus Soprano Alto Tenor Isabella Aiu, Lockport Elizabeth Abbott, Lockport Kendall Brooks, Starpoint Brooke Allen, Starpoint Ayrionna Anderson, Starpoint Andrew Brown, Lewiston-Porter Julia Beutel, Starpoint Isabella Conde, Lewiston-Porter Anthony Chavers, Newfane Samantha Campbell, Niagara Falls Isabelle Covert, Royalton-Hartland Austin Dick, Lockport Carissa Clarcq, Newfane Victoria Cox, Niagara Falls Samuel Fesmire, North Tonawanda Catherine Clark, Wilson Keara Darnell, Lockport Joseph Fournier, Niagara Falls Emma Cook, Niagara Falls Kaitlynn Dauphinee, Barker Nicholas Garrison, Wilson Samantha DalPorto, North To- Isabel DesChamps, North Tonawanda Evan Johnson, Wilson nawanda Mary Dixon, Newfane Edward Murphy, Royalton-Hartland Cassie Diliberto, North Tonawanda Lauren Eger, Lewiston-Porter Dawson Nerber, Newfane Austin Niver, Newfane Grace Dixon, Newfane Victoria Ewing, Niagara Falls Thomas Passino, Wilson Kylee Fallin, Lockport Christy Faller, Niagara Wheatfield David Schuler, Newfane Kiarra Furey, Lewiston-Porter Abigail Farrell, Starpoint Nicholas Scott, Niagara Wheatfield Gabriella Galante, Starpoint Savannah Fideli, Lewiston-Porter Theodore Strong , Newfane Lydia Gielow, Starpoint Rainna Frombgen, Newfane Gino Thompson, Starpoint Lauren Gondek, North Tonawanda Mckenzie Gilmore, Niagara Falls Stephen Travers, Niagara Wheatfield Isabella Guerrucci, Lewiston-Porter Melanie Gray, Wilson Haley Hallow, Royalton-Hartland Madelin Groffenberg, Royalton- Bass Sarah Haseley, Lockport Hartland Connor Baker, Newfane Elizabeth Humphrey, Wilson Adrianna Gutierrez, Royalton- Trey Caso, Lewiston-Porter Nola Kemna, North Tonawanda Hartland Nathan Fournier, Lewiston-Porter Diamond Lambert, Lockport Olivia Kane, Wilson Samuel Georgal, Wilson Sophie May, Lockport Magdalene Lord, Starpoint Zachary Guagliano, Starpoint Catherine Moeller, Starpoint Victoria Mayes, Niagara Wheatfield Maliq Howell, Niagara Falls Julia Monteferrante, Lockport Kristen Meacham, Niagara Wheatfield Nicholas Kleinhans, Lockport Megan Orrange, North Tonawanda Madeleine Myers, Newfane Jackson Lasher, Lockport MacKenzie Patterson, Niagara Wheat- Rachel Parfinski, Barker Anthony LeVick, Niagara Falls field Abby Poczciwinski, Niagara Wheat- Joseph Masullo, Wilson Julia Pitarresi, Niagara Falls field Jacob McKernan, Royalton-Hartland Olivia Ponticelli, Lewiston-Porter Anna Polito, Starpoint Paul Orrange, North Tonawanda Madison Pratt, Royalton-Hartland Isabella Renzi, Lewiston-Porter Ryan Plumer, North Tonawanda Jillian Rohde, Lockport Mackenzie Rothwell, Royalton- Hunter Pratt, Royalton-Hartland Kaitlyn Samsel, North Tonawanda Hartland Quinton Rees, Wilson Miranda Schalberg, Newfane Lea Shaffer, Niagara Wheatfield Michael Sobotka, Newfane Sophia Scime, North Tonawanda Sierra Shepherd, Wilson Quinn Stevenson, Niagara Wheatfield Addison Selbert, Wilson Chelsea Suba , Starpoint Jacob Thompson, North Tonawanda Erika Vincent, Lewiston-Porter Emma Terry, North Tonawanda Keith Vantino, North Tonawanda Elinore Voss, Barker Paige Walsh, North Tonawanda Bradley Voelker, Royalton-Hartland Meghan Washington, Royalton- Mackenzie White, Royalton-Hartland Josh Wisto, Lewiston-Porter Hartland Gabriel Worley, Wilson Sophia Weber, Royalton-Hartland Josh Zastrow, Lewiston-Porter 23

Congratulations to all of the Niagara County Senior High Area All-State Participants! Barker Newfane Ellinore Voss, Mixed Chorus - Soprano I Matthew Bouchard, Jazz Ensemble - Trumpet Kaitlynn Dauphinee, Treble Chorus - Alto II Madeleine Myers, Jazz Ensemble - Trombone Anthony Chavers, Mixed Chorus - Tenor I Lewiston-Porter Miranda Schalberg, Mixed Chorus - Soprano II Stephanie DeCroix, Concert Band - French Horn David Schuler, Mixed Chorus - Tenor II Trey Caso, Mixed Chorus - Tenor II Michael Sobotka, Mixed Chorus - Bass I Lauren Eger, Mixed Chorus - Alto I Caitlin Clack, Symphony Orchestra - Flute Nathan Fournier, Mixed Chorus - Tenor II Johnathan Wendt, Mixed Chorus - Bass II Niagara Falls Aidan Mazierski, String Orchestra - Cello Grant Asklar, Jazz Ensemble - Alto Saxophone Jackson Rogers, String Orchestra - Cello Samantha Campbell, Mixed Chorus - Soprano I James Winger, String Orchestra - Violin I Emma Cook, Mixed Chorus - Soprano I Jessi Avila-Shah, Symphony Orchestra - Viola Joseph Fournier, Mixed Chorus - Tenor II Jacquelyn Milne, Symphony Orchestra - Violin II Mckenzie Gilmore, Mixed Chorus - Alto I Kiarra Furey, Treble Chorus - Soprano II Lexus Hale, Treble Chorus - Soprano II Olivia Ponticelli, Treble Chorus - Soprano II Erika Vincent, Treble Chorus - Soprano II Niagara Wheatfield Christy Faller, Concert Band - Bb Clarinet Lockport Bianca Gynan, Concert Band - Baritone Saxophone Sarah Haseley, Concert Band - Bassoon Cara Janowsky, Concert Band - Bb Clarinet Jackson Lasher, Concert Band - Bb Clarinet Jacob Vallas, Concert Band - Trumpet Austin Dick, Jazz Ensemble - Alto Saxophone Surjit Arnone, Jazz Ensemble - Tenor Saxophone Owen White, Jazz Ensemble - Trumpet Alaina Buckenroth, Mixed Chorus - Soprano II Madison Heburn, Mixed Chorus - Soprano I Chase Rowsey, Mixed Chorus - Alto II Nicholas Kleinhans, Mixed Chorus - Tenor II Quinn Stevenson, Mixed Chorus - Bass II Sophie May, Mixed Chorus - Soprano II Kaia Foster, Treble Chorus - Alto II Julia Monteferrante, Mixed Chorus - Soprano I Kristen Meacham, Treble Chorus - Alto I Sara McIntyre, Symphony Orchestra - Piccolo Abby Poczciwinski, Treble Chorus - Alto I Elizabeth Abbott, Treble Chorus - Alto II Isabella Aiu, Treble Chorus - Soprano I 24

Congratulations to all of the Niagara County Senior High Area All-State Participants! North Tonawanda Starpoint Megan Orrange, Mixed Chorus - Soprano I Sydney Licata, Concert Band - Bb Clarinet Paul Orrange, Mixed Chorus - Bass I Rebecca Smith, Concert Band - Bb Clarinet Jacob Thompson, Mixed Chorus - Bass I David Wanamaker, Concert Band - French Horn Keith Vantino, Mixed Chorus - Bass I Vincent Bonelli, Jazz Ensemble - Guitar Isabella Fortunato, Symphony Orchestra - Violin I Kendall Brooks, Mixed Chorus - Tenor II Lila Wieclaw, Symphony Orchestra - Trumpet Magadalene Lord, Mixed Chorus - Alto I Sophia Scime, Treble Chorus - Soprano II Lauren Stevens, Mixed Chorus - Soprano II Gino Thompson, Mixed Chorus - Tenor II Royalton-Hartland Brooke Allen, Treble Chorus - Soprano II Elise Baumer, Mixed Chorus - Soprano II Abigail Farrell, Treble Chorus - Alto II Isabelle Covert, Mixed Chorus - Alto I Gabriella Galante, Treble Chorus - Alto I Maddeline Groffenberg, Mixed Chorus - Alto II Hannah Schubring, Treble Chorus - Soprano I Edward Murphy, Mixed Chorus - Tenor II Mackenzie White, Mixed Chorus - Alto I Wilson Anna Rickard, String Orchestra - Violin II Elizabeth Humphrey, Mixed Chorus - Alto I William Rickard, String Orchestra - Violin II Joseph Masullo, Mixed Chorus - Bass II Aaron Bacon, Symphony Orchestra - Timpani Gabriel Worley, Mixed Chorus - Bass II Ashton Becker, Symphony Orchestra - Violin II Olivia Kane, Treble Chorus - Soprano II Madison Ohol, Symphony Orchestra - Flute Sierra Shepherd, Treble Chorus - Alto II Jusitn Strothmann, Symphony Orchestra - String Bass Miranda Wolter, Symphony Orchestra - Violin II Adrianna Gutierrez, Treble Chorus - Alto I Paige Smith, Treble Chorus - Soprano II Sophia Weber, Treble Chorus - Soprano I 25

Congratulations to all of the Zone 1 Conference All-State students! Students selected to participate traveled to Rochester from November 29 - December 2 to rehearse and perform with other students from across the entire state. The experience culminates in a performance in the Eastman Theater at the Eastman School of Music. Lewiston-Porter Niagara Wheatfield Lauren Eger, Alto 1 - Treble Chorus Kristen Meacham, Alto 1 - Mixed Chorus Erika Vincent, Soprano 2 - Mixed Chorus Chase Rowsey, Alto 2 - Mixed Chorus Trey Caso, Tenor 2 (Alternate) Quinn Stevenson, Bass 2 - Mixed Chorus Kiarra Furey, Soprano 2 (Alternate) Alaina Buckenroth, Soprano 2 (Alternate) Lockport North Tonawanda Sarah Haseley, Alto 1 - Treble Chorus Paul Orrange, Bass 1 Austin Dick, Bass 1 - Mixed Chorus Austin Dick, Vocal Jazz Tenor - Vocal Jazz Royalton-Hartland Austin Dick, Jazz Alto Sax (Alternate) Madison Ohol, Flute - Symphonic Band Sara McIntyre, Flute (Alternate) Aaron Bacon, Timpani (Alternate) Newfane Starpoint Matthew Bouchard, Trumpet—Symphonic Band Gabriella Galante, Alto 1 - Mixed Chorus Madeleine Myers, Alto 1 - Mixed Chorus Magdalene Lord, Alto 1 (Alternate) Gino Thompson, Tenor 2 (Alternate) Niagara Falls Grant Asklar, Jazz Alto Sax (Alternate) Samantha Campbell, Soprano - Vocal Jazz Joseph Fournier, Tenor 2 (Alternate) Special congratulations to: 2019 NAfME All-Eastern Honors Mixed Chorus Members Austin Dick, Lockport, Bass 1 Gabriella Galante, Starpoint, Alto 1 The NAFME All-Eastern Honors Ensembles, consisting of a concert band, symphony orchestra, mixed chorus, treble chorus, and jazz ensemble, are organized by members of the National Association for Music Education. Austin and Gabriella along with 700 performers from 11 states, the District of Columbia and Europe, will prepare \"remarkably challenging music that they will perform under the leadership of prominent conductors in this biennial event.\" The 2019 NAFME All-Eastern Honors Ensembles will perform for an audience of thousands on Sunday, April 7, 2019, in the Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA. 26

2019 NCMEA Scholarship Winners Congratulations to this year’s NCMEA Scholarship winners: Jackson Lasher, Lockport Samantha Campbell, Niagara Falls Jackson Rotella,Wilson Matthew Bouchard, Newfane NCMEA thanks NYSEG and Lighthouse Wind for their generous donation to the future of music in Niagara County: Congratulations to our sponsored scholarship recipients: Grant Asklar, Niagara Falls, sponsored by NYSEG ($1000) Austin Dick, Lockport, sponsored by Lighthouse Wind ($1000) 27






















We are very grateful to the many companies and organizations which support NCMEA. Help music education in Niagara County by supporting our patrons and donors! If you would like to have your business listed as an NCMEA patron, please contact our VP for Membership, Chris Peracciny at [email protected] NCMEA Champion ($1000) Lighthouse Wind NYSEG NCMEA Leader ($500) NCMEA Partner ($80) Alder Creek Music Amherst Symphony Orchestra Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Carere's Music Studio Geico Greatbatch School of Music - Houghton College Mark Custom Recording Matt's Music Monaco's Violin Shop Music & Arts (formerly Al Hemer Music Corporation) Schmeichel's Music Outlet Socha's Band Instrument Repair School of Music, SUNY Fredonia Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam Twin Village Music Sanborn Fire Company Band NCMEA Supporter ($40) Synergy Hair Studio Be Our Guest Travel Company School of Music, SUNY Buffalo State Diane Mulvey Dance Academy Illos Piano Restoration Little Ridge Archery & Gift Shop NCCC Department of Music School of Music, SUNY Purchase Wrona's House of Violins NCMEA Friend ($20) Lockport Stage Works 49

Notes for the Audience: Please silence all cellular phones. Turn off all portable games. We respectfully request that audience members refrain from texting and using social media during the performances. All concerts are being professionally audio recorded in compliance with copyright laws. Copies can be pre-ordered in the lobby. NCMEA Regulations, and Copyright Laws prohibit the private use of video or audio recording equipment during the concert. This includes using a cellular phone or tablet to capture audio or video. No flash photography is permitted during the performance. Under no circumstances should a flash ever be used in a darkened auditorium. Ensembles will be held on stage at the conclusion of their performance for photographs. If you must leave the hall, please move during applause or stage changes so as not to disturb the performance, other members of the audience, or the professional recording. Standing in the aisles is a violation of fire code regulations. Please keep aisles clear of coats, bags, and purses. Do not block doors or emergency exits. 50

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