Valley Stream North High School’s senior band had a successful performance at the New York State School Music Association Majors Festival at Hofstra University, held on May 24.
The students prepared three pieces for the festival and were awarded a silver rating for their performances. The band was evaluated by two top judges in the field based on the members’ tone, accuracy, and interpretation of the pieces. The silver rating is for groups that demonstrate “an excellent level of technical and artistic still.”
“Not only does this experience give the students invaluable feedback and exposure to the world of music, but it also gave them an accomplishment they should all be extremely proud of,” said North Band Director Angelica Ansbacher.
The students received a plaque for this accolade, which will be hung in the North band room.