School musicians evaluated
Images from the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) All-State Solo Competition held at Shenendehowa High School on Friday. Posted on June 4, 2010.
Fifth-grader Rachel Sullivan of Birchwood Elementary School in Niskayuna practices her violin skills in the warm-up area in the Shenendehowa gym on Friday.
Ashley Abel, a fifth-grader from South Colonie, holds her baritone horn as she waits in the hall with her father, Leigh, for her chance to perform in the All-State solo competition on Friday.
Liam Murtogh of East Greenbush has his bass carried by his father, Ken, as they walk down the hall after registration at the NYSSMA All-State Solo competition at Shenendehowa High School on Friday. The event, which continues through Saturday, attracts over 3.000 young musicians competing for honors at various levels and categories.
Niskayuna music teacher Dave Fisk waits in the hallway as one of his students, Emily Whitaker, competes and is judged in jazz piano at the NYSSMA All-State Solo competition at Shenendehowa High School on Friday.
Raquel Caticha, a member of the Tri-Music Honor Society, works the help desk in the high school cafeteria as she and other volunteers assisted with registrations and similar duties.
As participants and parents walk the halls at Shenendehowa High School East, they are reminded by a sign to travel gently.
Participants are allowed warm-up time in the school gymnasium prior to solo performances in various rooms throughout the school.