Honor Choir Success for Middle School Singers

East Rockaway students Luke Araoz (baritone), Sofia Bertolotti (alto) and Grace McNally (soprano) participated in the New York American Choral Directors Association Middle School Honor Choir performance on Aug. 14.

The students traveled to Albany, New York, to work with esteemed guest conductor Dr. Judy Bowers of Florida State University. After two days of intensive rehearsals, they delighted the audience with their successful performance of challenging music.

The New York ACDA Middle School Honor Choir is a select group consisting of seventh- and eighth-grade choral students from across the state who were nominated and accepted based on their fine musicianship and overall singing skills. This is a first-time honor for students at East Rockaway High School, and the music department is very proud of their accomplishments!