Valley Stream North High School’s senior high band members received glowing feedback from judges for their performance at the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Major Organization Evaluation Festival on May 27. The festival was held at Adelphi University.
The students received the second highest rating of gold on their performances of “The Washington Post March,” “Variations on a Korean Folk Song,” and “Haven Dance.” These challenging pieces are regarded as having a level five difficulty by NYSSMA, with level six rated as the most difficult.
“Although I brought the students to the festival for them to gain experience and feedback from expert music educators, I’m so proud of what they were able to achieve,” said North Band Director Angelica Ansbacher.
The accolade came with a plaque, which will be hung in the North band room.
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