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Student Musicians Selected for Prestigious Performances

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Three Locust Valley student-musicians participated in prestigious performances for which they went through rigorous auditions. 

High school students Matthew Guerra and Hans Kiessling were chosen to perform in the 15th annual LIU Post Band Festival at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts in April. Matthew, a tenor saxophonist, and Hans, a percussionist, are members of the high school symphonic band. With 220 high school musicians auditioning for the honor to perform, they were among only 115 chosen. Their talent earned them the privilege to perform with the Tilles Festival Band. They worked with the university’s director of bands, James McRoy, and world-renowned Composer-in-Residence Dr. Jack Stamp to prepare for the performance, which was a musical treat.

Locust Valley Middle School band student William Wysolovski participated in the NMEA All-County Percussion Ensemble at Seaford High School in April. William was one of only seven middle school percussionists selected for this honor from all of Nassau County. For the audition, William performed a NYSSMA Level 6 snare drum solo. 

Congratulations to Matthew, Hans and Will on their outstanding achievements!