CVCS students perform during virtual NYSSMA festival

CVCS was proud to have 20 instrumental students and four vocal students participate in the virtual NYSSMA festival recently.

Instrumental students recorded their solos and scales, which were uploaded to a specially designed platform and evaluated by a certified NYSSMA adjudicator. Vocal students uploaded a vocal solo to be rated. There are six levels of increasing difficulty within the NYSSMA rating system, and students must perform from a specific list of solos that have been assigned difficulty levels.

In 6th Grade, a rating of Outstanding was earned by all students, with three students earning perfect scores. These students included James Mullen (level 2 alto saxophone); Jocelyn Wintersteen (level alto saxophone); Skyler Szablewski (level 1 euphonium); Connor Main (level 1 trumpet); and Angelica Mullen (level 2 trumpet).

At the Middle School level, students received Excellent and Outstanding ratings. These students included Grant Zahm (level 2 trombone); Gia Knott (level 1 flute); Naomi Johnson (level 3 trumpet); Shea Richerson (level 2 violin); Ariana Main (level 3 clarinet); Charlotte Couchman (back: level 2 trumpet); Addison Helwig (front:level 1 flute); Hailey Myers (level 2 trumpet); and Ariana Main (level 3 clarinet).

From the Cassadaga Valley High School, students received Good through Outstanding ratings. Two students performed on both their instrument and voice. Students that participated included Nicholas Denslow (level 6 voice); Grace Zahm (level 6 voice); Matthew Helwig (level 5 trumpet & level 6 voice); Haydn Myers (level 5 snare drum); Gavin Blake (level 6 voice); Kira Smith (level 4 tuba), Kaylie Main (level 5 flute & level 6 voice); Brooke Jasinski (level 6 voice); and Alyzza Zuech (level 5 flute) and Caden Frost (level 4 French horn).


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