The Madison County Music Educators Association presented their 2019 Annual March All County Concert at Vernon Verona Sherrill High School. Students rehearsed Friday night after school hours and Saturday morning with dress rehearsals to prepare for two separate performances starting Saturday afternoon at 2:00 and 3:15 pm.
The first concert held on March 16th included the Junior High and High School Choirs. The Jr High Chorus made up of 7th and 8th graders showcased 76 singers and was conducted by Matt Stearns from Chittenango High School. The portion of the concert featured four soloist from Cazenovia. Corinne Albicker opened the song True Colors and the final tune, God Bless The USA featured Max Digiacomo, Olivia Wong and Sam Denton. The Senior High Chorus was conducted by Dr. Jose “Peppie” Calvar, Associate Professor of Music and Choral Activities at Syracuse University. Selections from their performance included Please Stay by Jake Runestad, and the traditional spiritual, He’ll Make a Way by B.Smith.
The second concert featured the All County 5th/6th Grade Band and the High School Orchestra. The Elementary Band, consisting of 74 musicians, was conducted by Nate Kaercher from Chittenango. The Senior High Orchestra performed selections including Overture to Rienzi arranged by Dackow and Duke Ellington! A Melody for Orchestra arranged by Calvin Custer.
Select middle and high school students from 13 Madison County schools auditioned for spots in the All-County vocal and instrumental ensembles. Congratulations and thank you to all 38 of the 6-12 grade Cazenovia musicians who represented our school.Jr High Chorus: Corinne Albicker, Emma Caraher, Ethan Coburn, Sky Dannan, Sam Denton, Max Digiacomo, Emmalise Enders, Elijah Gebers, JP Hoak, Harry Hausser, Meghan Mehlbaum, Olivia Morse, Olivia Wong. Senior High Chorus: Angelo Annotto, Jon Benn, Ronan DeFanti, Kyler Hathaway, Kate Martellock, Megan Lawton. Elementary Band: Lucy Bliss, Rachael Caraher, Avery Cattadoris, Cassia Race, Sofie Reger, Nico Segall, Eliza Smith. Senior High Orchestra: May Braaten, Noah DeRochie, Clare Douglas, Claire Edwards, Lucca Ferrara, Tessa Hanskanecht, Savannah Johnson, Gavin Moy, Maggie Rowles, Quinn Smith.