Carmel High School Music Students Selected for Area All-State

Carmel High School was represented by 38 student-musician performers in the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Zone 10 Area All-State Festival hosted at Brewster schools November 19-20.   

CHS Student Musicians

Students selected for the Area All-State festival are considered the best of all the student-performers in NYSSMA Zone 10, which includes Putnam, Dutchess and Columbia counties. In order to be eligible for the Area All-State designation, students had to submit their previous spring NYSSMA solo festival scores. 

The student-musicians were chosen for the festival’s band, orchestra and choral ensembles which are conducted by professional or collegiate directors. 

“We are so proud of our talented students for being recognized as some of the best musicians in our area,” said Superintendent Mary-Margaret Zehr. “Their selection is a testament to the quality music education that our District provides through our outstanding dedicated faculty members and the many performance experiences offered to students. Congratulations to all of our students for a job well done!” 

"The Carmel Central School District music department is extremely proud of these students for representing Carmel,” said Meghan Cabral, director of music for the District. “These students are extremely dedicated to not only their musical careers but to their academics as well. It is impressive to see them balance high academic course loads along with this high honor of being accepted into the Area All-State ensembles. Their commitment to not only the school community but also to the music department is astonishing.”  

Congratulations to our NYSSMA Area All-State students: 

  • Nathan Antoniuk 
  • Alexandra Avallaneda 
  • Leila Bahssain 
  • Robert Beanland 
  • Luke Bellesheim 
  • Joey Bravo 
  • Claire Bumgarner 
  • Gillian Cornell 
  • Ciara Cosgrave 
  • Olivia Craven 
  • Ryan Doherty 
  • Katelyn Grgecic 
  • Kyle Grgecic 
  • Eleanor Harrison 
  • Maya Hartglass 
  • Maureen Henshaw 
  • Samantha Imperati 
  • Kayla Kelly 
  • Mary Kovacs 
  • Kayla MacElhinney 
  • Anna-Rose Marino 
  • Hannah Martin 
  • Adriana Mastrangelo 
  • Emily Matera 
  • Bethany McIntyre 
  • Meaghan McMahon 
  • Bailey Morrissey 
  • Brendan Murphy 
  • Alexandra Paradiso 
  • Saanvi Prasad 
  • Amanda Purr 
  • Erin Purr 
  • Molly Radigan 
  • Hailey Ricker 
  • Danielle Shanny 
  • Robert Sleight 
  • Caelyn Trinity Tuffy 
  • Teagan Weindel