Musicians chosen for Area-All State

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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