Musicians selected for NYSBDA honor bands


Eight William Floyd student-musicians from William Paca Middle School, William Floyd Middle School and William Floyd High School, recently had the opportunity to represent their school and district in the 2022 New York State Band Directors Association (NYSBDA) All-State Honor Band Festival this past weekend in Syracuse, N.Y. These talented students were selected based on their outstanding NYSSMA solo scores and upon director recommendation. Additionally, four William Floyd High School students were selected as alternates.  

The NYSBDA Honor Band selections are as follows:

William Paca Middle School: Joseph Cordaro, director; Kolton Chamberlain, tuba, eighth grade; and Jackson Seifert, trombone, eighth grade.

William Floyd Middle School: Dawn Conefry, director;Jack Meyer, trumpet, eighth grade; Becky Neikens, flute, seventh grade; and Colin Smith, trumpet, eighth grade.

William Floyd High School: Garry Helbock, director: Kurtis Chamberlain, percussion, 12th grade; Justin Cooke, euphonium, 12th grade; and Ian Hua, flute, 12th grade.

 The NYSBDA Honor Band alternates are as follows:

 William Floyd High School: Garry Helbock and Kim Hyland, directors; Kassidy Chamberlain, piccolo and flute, 10th grade; Joshua Crespo, baritone saxophone, ninth grade; Thomas Francis, baritone saxophone, 12th grade; and Christina Girardi, bassoon, 12th grade.

 Congratulations to the Honor Band selections, the alternates and their teachers!


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