11 All-State Musicians Named at Manhasset Secondary SchoolEleven students from Manhasset Secondary School have been named All-State musicians by the New York State School Music Association in anticipation of the NYSSMA Annual Winter Conference, scheduled to take place in Rochester, New York, Dec. 5-8.
Congratulations to the following All-State student-musicians who have been selected to perform with ensembles or serve as alternates:
Luke Chan Hou-Hsin (Catherine) Chen
Eungbeen (Paul) Kim
Thousands of students auditioned for this honor last spring at solo and ensemble festivals throughout New York State. Approximately 900 students were chosen to participate or serve as alternates for ensembles based on their proficiency scores achieved at these festivals and teacher recommendations.
Manhasset’s All-State musicians in attendance at a recent Board of Education meeting are congratulated here by District Director of Fine and Performing Arts Dr. Christopher Hale, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Vincent Butera and the Manhasset Board of Education.Marching Band Competes at USSBA Championships
The Manhasset HS Marching Band placed 9th out of 17 bands at the USSBA Class A National Championships held in Allentown, PA on Saturday, November 8 with a score of 92.43. This is the first time in the school's history that the band has scored above a 90.
Congratulations to the members of the band as well as Director Randy Knudsen,Assistant director David van Boxel, Music Instructor Hector Minaya and Color Guard instructor Sandra Baskin.
Manhasset Marching Band Wins Fifth Consecutive NYS Title
The Manhasset HS Marching Band triumphed over Islip High School to win its fifth consecutive NYS Marching Band championship on Sunday, October 20 at the US Bands competition held at the Mitchel Field Athletic Complex. The group received a score of 75.088. In addition, the 40+ piece ensemble performing music from “Les Miserables” received awards for Best Music, Best Overall Effect, Best Visual Design, Best Colorguard and Best Percussion.
Congratulations to the members of the band led by Drum major Daniel Meyer and band staff, Band Director and Percussion Arranger: Randy Knudsen, Assistant Director: Davie van Boxel, Music Arranger and Instructor: Hector Minaya, and Color Guard Instructor, Sandi Baskin.
The band will compete in the East Coast Regional Championships at J. Birney Crum Stadium in Allentown PA on November 9th.