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Nine students chosen to represent Liberty at Area-All State

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The district is proud to announce that nine student-musicians have been selected to represent Liberty in the Zone 9 Area-All State Festival on Friday, Nov. 20 and Saturday, Nov. 21 at Suffern High School.

These student-musicians were chosen to participate based upon their performances at last year’s New York State School Music Association solo evaluations and teacher recommendations. The students are selected from a pool of hundreds of applicants from districts across Zone 9, which encompasses Green, Orange, Rockland, Sullivan and Ulster County.

The nine Liberty students selected are:

(Area-All State Band) Jenna Blank, Zach Cody, Andrew Philips, Caleb Philips, Marisa Riker, and Leanna Zilles;

(Area-All State Orchestra) Gillian Williams; and

(Area-All State Mixed Chorus) Andrew Monteiro is in the Mixed Chorus.

In addition, Kiri Milling was selected as an alternate for the Women’s Chorus.

“These students are fine examples of what can be accomplished through practice and dedication, said Music Director Tim Hamblin. “It is a rigorous audition process and they all need to be commended on this endeavor”.

Liberty’s chosen students are anxiously preparing for the festival with their school music teachers Tim Hamblin and Dan McConnell. The pieces featured on the concerts are of a high level of difficulty, equal to those performed by college and professional ensembles.

For more information, please contact Director of Music Tim Hamblin at 292-5400 ext. 2021 or thamblin@libertyk12.org.

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