Students who sing or play a woodwind, brass, percussion, or string instrument will have an opportunity to perform in one of the upcoming NYSSMA solo festivals. The dates and locations are as follows:
- April 26-27 at Willink Middle School in Webster
Registration form due March 1
- May 31-June 1 at Gates-Chili High School (link to form)
Registration form due April 1
Completed registration forms and fees should be submitted to Mr. Costanzo for instrumental students and either Ms. Sanguinetti or Ms. Meldrum for vocal students.
Checks should be made out to Allendale Columbia School with the memo “Solo Fest.”
About Solo Festivals
As a member school in the Monroe County School Music Association (MCSMA) and the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA), Allendale Columbia School supports student participation in all of the county and state level solo and performance festivals each year. These festivals offer valuable performance opportunities for vocal students as well as students of orchestral string, woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments.
Students have the opportunity to prepare a solo piece with the help of their teachers, perform for a trained adjudicator, and receive feedback. It’s a great opportunity for students who show a strong interest in music, and we encourage vocal and instrumental students to participate. Music selections are chosen from the NYSSMA manual, with the advice of a teacher and input from the student.
Any questions about solo festivals can be directed to any of the music teachers at AC.