CBA celebrated Music Appreciation Week Feb. 25-March 1.
Each morning, members of the chorus, band and orchestra performed for students as they entered the building. There was also a trivia contest, Name That Tune contest and an opportunity to watch CBA musical performances of year’s past during lunchtime.
The week was also an opportunity to recognize the many accomplishments of our talented musicians.
Seven students qualified for the Senior High All-County Festival, which was held in January. They include: Talia Zames, Mary Grace Oliva, Harvey Wang, Michael Heyboer, Ayo Oguntola, Noah Slifka, and Sebastian Gurgol.
In addition, seven students qualified for the Jr. High All-County Festival, which also took place in January. Those who qualified include: Josh Culeton, Chris Zajdel, Megan Moriarty, Peter Scuderi, Katrina Huynh, Antonio Zarella, and William Shamblin.
Oguntola, Saranya Dadi, Matthew Caraccioli and Patrick Kraft were accepted to NYSSMA’s Area All-State held at Binghamton University. They qualified based on their solo at last Spring’s NYSSMA solo festival.
Two-hundred forty-one students perform in one or more band, orchestra or chorus at CBA. Approximately 80 students are preparing for this year’s spring musical, “Into The Woods” as either a cast member or playing in the Pit Band. The spring musical will be performed on March 29-30 at Nottingham High School at 7:00 p.m.