Eleven Great Neck Public Schools students from South High School and South Middle School performed in the New York State Band Directors Association (NYSBDA) Honor Concert Bands. Four students were named alternates.
Honor Concert Band performances were held in Syracuse and were conducted by college wind-ensemble directors.
Students were selected for the Honor Concert Bands by a statewide panel of NYSBDA music educators who evaluated recordings of student performances.
Participating from South High School were Emily Huh (flute), Rachel Kim (flute), Noah Sheidlower (trumpet) and Eric Yang (clarinet). Alternates were: Jeremy Chen (oboe), Andersen Gu (alto saxophone) and Stephen Kurpiewski (bass clarinet). These students were taught by Mark Boschen and Michael Schwartz, performing arts department head.
South Middle School participants in the Middle School Honor Concert Band were Thomas Chang (trumpet), Christiana Claus (flute), Michelle Foo (oboe), Eli Goldberger (clarinet), Jin Won Kim (oboe), Kathryn Lee (clarinet) and Michael Lu Zhang (clarinet). The alternate was Benjamin Rossen (French horn). Their teacher was Alan Schwartz, music department head.