Student Musicians Attend Honor Band Symposium

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Bellport High School student-musicians Jack Burkhardt (clarinet), Taylor Kelly (horn) and Anthony Notartomaso (euphonium) were selected to represent the District at the 2020 New York State Band Directors Association High School Honor Band Symposium, held in Liverpool, on March 6-8.

The student-musicians were selected based on their previous year’s New York State School Music Association scores and teacher recommendations. Each year, NYSBDA selects the top musicians from across the state to rehearse with one of the nation’s most respected conductors, followed by a concert on the final day of the symposium. This year’s concert was conducted by SUNY Fredonia professor of Music and Director of Bands Dr. Paula Holcomb.

Band Director Bradley Hartman said, “We are extremely proud of Bellport High School’s first group of students to be nominated for this prestigious ensemble. It was a fantastic opportunity for our students.”