All-State Musicians

Four student-musicians from Islip High School have been selected for state-level honors in music. As noted by the district’s director of fine and performing arts, Vincent Green, the musicians were selected for All-State based upon their performance at last year’s New York State School Music Association Solo Festival. “We are especially proud to have garnered three of the highly coveted 24 spots in vocal jazz,” said Mr. Green. The students will prepare for the festival with Dr. Rich Harris Jr. and Steve Campanella, music teachers at Islip High School.
The New York All-State bands, choruses, orchestras and jazz ensembles are honors groups comprised of the top students from school music departments across the state. The eight groups will be directed by renowned guest conductors and perform in one of three concerts at the Eastman Theater during the NYSSMA Winter Conference on Dec. 7 and 8.

Participants from Islip High School are as follows:

All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble
(prepared by Dr. Rich Harris Jr.)
Nick Fanizzi, Bass
Ethan Fields, Bass
Rosie Turner, Alto
All-State Wind Ensemble
(prepared by Steve Campanella)
Michael Massaro, Alto Saxophone

In addition to being selected for the vocal jazz ensemble, Ethan was selected as an alternate for French Horn and Rosie was selected as an alternate for mixed chorus/women’s ensemble.