NYSSMA will take place virtually this year. Information will be reviewed this week in class.

The NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association) solo festival is a wonderful opportunity for students to grow as musicians, earn the full 5 extra credit points for quarter 4, and possibly be selected to perform in an honor ensemble with the best band students in Westchester.  

To participate in this year’s virtual NYSSMA festival, students will prepare scales and a solo (there is no sight-reading this year), and upload a video of their performance; a judge will then give them a score and comments. 

As part of our next unit, all band students will learn a NYSSMA solo as part of their lesson homework. So, if they are interested in participating in NYSSMA, or auditioning for Wind Ensemble (see below), they will have the necessary tools to do so.